Jordan eases lockdown, public sector to return to work on May 26

Jordan eases lockdown, public sector to return to work on May 26
A policeman speaks to a driver at a checkpoint in the Jordanian capital Amman during a nationawide curfew imposed by the authorities in order to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, on March 21, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 12 May 2020

Jordan eases lockdown, public sector to return to work on May 26

Jordan eases lockdown, public sector to return to work on May 26
  • Vehicle movement will not be allowed on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr
  • Travel between governorates will remain suspended

DUBAI: Jordan will ease movement restrictions in the country from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the public sector will return to work on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency Petra reported, citing the State Minister for Media Affairs Amjad Adailah.
But Adailah said vehicle movement will not be allowed on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr which starts on May 23 to May 25. Citizens will be allowed to use their vehicles on the following day, he added.
Travel between governorates will remain suspended and the country will continue to observe a complete lockdown on Fridays until further notice, the minister said. Adailah also said public servants will receive their salaries by the middle of next week to prepare for the Eid occasion.
The female public sector employees, especially those who keep their children at nurseries during their shifts, will be regulated by a back-to-work guidelines that will be announced later, he added.