14 March 2020 - Jordan Government’s measures to deal with Corona Virus
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14 March 2020 - Jordan Government’s measures to deal with Corona Virus

Jordan Government’s measures to deal with Corona Virus.
The government announces new measures to deal with the Corona virus, including disrupting schools and universities.
Prime Minister Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz announced today, Saturday, in a press statement, a set of new measures and decisions taken by the government to deal with the emerging Corona virus in light of the rapid global developments and with the aim of protecting the homeland and citizens. The following are the procedures:
First, the education sector:
• Suspending the working hours of educational institutions (kindergartens, nurseries, schools, universities, colleges, institutions and training institutes) from Sunday morning, March 15, 2020, for a period of two weeks.
• The directors of education organize the working hours of the Ministry of Education, according to the instructions issued in this regard.
• The Ministry of Education will start implementing the distance education plan through the Ministry's e-learning site as of next week, and the national TV channels from this week.
Second, travel procedures:
• In addition to what was previously announced regarding the suspension of flights to and from some countries as of Monday, March 16, 2020, all flights to and from the Kingdom will be suspended from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice, excluding commercial freight traffic.
• Excludes cadres of diplomatic missions and international organizations, provided that the Ministry of Health's instructions, including self-quarantine, are adhered to for 14 days. Diplomatic missions and international organizations inform the Ministry of Health, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if any symptoms appear on the staff of diplomatic missions that warrant medical examinations.
Accordingly, all border crossings of the land and sea kingdom and airports are closed to passenger traffic, except for commercial freight.
Directing Jordanians abroad to remain in their places.
• Jordanians in neighboring countries who are forced to return, can enter through land and sea border crossings, and are subject to the procedures of the Ministry of Health.
Third, public events, religious rituals, and tourism:
Stop all public events and gatherings. Instruct citizens not to gather at social events, including mourning houses and weddings.
• Stressing the importance of citizens' commitment as much as possible to stay in their homes, and to avoid leaving unless necessary.
• Under the guidance of the Fatwa Council and the Council of Churches, stopping prayer in all mosques and kingdoms of the kingdom, as a precautionary and preventive measure, with a commitment to raising the call to prayer in his time, and broadcasting a unified Friday sermon via TV stations.
• Stop visiting hospitals and prisons from tomorrow, Sunday, until further notice. Close archaeological sites for a week, to implement sterilization campaigns in these sites.
• Suspending sporting events, closing cinemas, swimming pools, sports clubs and youth centers, until further notice.
• Preventing the supply and services of water pipes and smoking in cafes and restaurants. And authorizing the responsible official authorities to close any cafe or restaurant that does not abide by these instructions.
• Cafes and restaurants are required to maintain separate distances between places, according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health in this regard.
Fourth, organizing work in the public and private sectors:
• Work continues in ministries, government departments, public and official institutions.
For workers in the private sector, measures will be taken to protect workers and ensure business continuity, in cooperation with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and related parties.
Fifth, crisis follow-up procedures:
• The Crisis Cell operates around the clock to follow developments related to dealing with the emerging corona virus, and it gives rise to the following working groups:
o Health Care Team.
o A team to organize and monitor borders, crossings and airports affairs.
o A social protection team.
o Strategic inventory team (medicine and food).
o Media follow-up team.
• These procedures are reviewed periodically to decide whether to extend or stop them, or to adopt new additional procedures as needed.

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