Jordan to ease lockdown while curfew stays in place

Daily News Egypt
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“I was trying to explain to him how to deal with Hamas, how to get the peace process moving,” Abdullah said (AFP Photo)

Jordan would soon ease the tight lockdown imposed nationwide to stem the spread of new coronavirus by allowing more businesses and industries to resume work, the country’s Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz said on Wednesday.

However, the curfew will stay in place. It was imposed nearly a month ago on Jordan’s 10 million people with total shutdowns during weekends.

The curfew came days after Jordanian King Abdallah enacted an emergency law that gave the government powers that restrict civil and political rights and sent more than 60,000 troops and police across the country to enforce the new laws.

The prime minister said the new measures could also include allowing people to move more freely in some regions outside the capital, but he said they could be rescinded if Jordan sees a further rise in cases of the coronavirus.

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