Jordan announces curfew because of Corona

Jordan announces curfew because of Corona
From Oman

On Friday, the Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Al-Adayleh, announced the imposition of a curfew in all parts of Jordan in the context of besieging the Coronavirus, stressing that the imposition of the curfew will come into effect from tomorrow morning, Saturday.

The Jordanian News Agency quoted the Minister of Information as saying that the penalty for violating the curfew is imprisonment for one year.

The Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah II, approved on Tuesday a law giving the government broad powers to impose a state of emergency to help it combat the spread of the virus, stressing that the health of Jordanians is a sacred matter that precedes everything and their safety above all else.

He issued a royal decree granting Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz powers under the Defense Law, which is activated in times of war and disaster, to impose a curfew, close institutions, and place restrictions on the freedom of movement of people.

In a letter to Razaz, the King of Jordan said that he approved the law to help combat the virus without prejudice to the political and civil rights of citizens, and called on the government to intensify and continue efforts to reduce the life burdens on citizens and take measures to ensure their health, safety, living requirements, and ways to sustain them efficiently and with high coordination between the various relevant state agencies.

He also clarified that the aim of this exceptional law is to provide an additional tool and means to protect public health, preserve the health and safety of citizens, improve performance, and raise the level of coordination among all to confront the epidemic.

In addition, the General Command of the Armed Forces announced that it will deploy to the entrances and exits of cities in all parts of the country, in the framework of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

In the statement, the General Command called on citizens to follow all instructions issued by the units deployed at the entrances and exits of cities and governorates.

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