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Ghor al-Safi, Ghor Al-Mazraeh areas under lockdown as of next Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Director of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Cell, Brigadier Gen. Mazen Faraya, at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM),said the government has decided to impose a 2-week comprehensive curfew in the Ghor al-Safi and Ghor al
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Ghor al-Safi, Ghor Al-Mazraeh areas under lockdown as of next Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Director of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Cell, Brigadier Gen. Mazen Faraya, at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM),said the government has decided to impose a 2-week comprehensive curfew in the Ghor al-Safi and Ghor al-Mazraa regions in Karak governorate, as

279 new Covid-19 cases, including 270 local infections, recorded on Thursday

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Sa'ad Jaber, announced that 279 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, bringing the total caseload since the start of the pandemic to 3852.
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279 new Covid-19 cases, including 270 local infections, recorded on Thursday

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Sa'ad Jaber, announced that 279 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, bringing the total caseload since the start of the pandemic to 3852.

First COVID-19 case recorded in Tafileh

AMMONNEWS - Director of Health Affairs in Tafileh, Khaled Al-Khawaldeh, announced that the first case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the governorate on Thursday dawn.Speaking to «Petra», Al-Khawaldeh said that the new patient is a worker at a se
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First COVID-19 case recorded in Tafileh

AMMONNEWS - Director of Health Affairs in Tafileh, Khaled Al-Khawaldeh, announced that the first case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the governorate on Thursday dawn.Speaking to «Petra», Al-Khawaldeh said that the new patient is a worker at a security and protection company in Al-Bashir Hospit

175 new Covid-19 cases, including 171 local infections, recorded on Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced that 175 new Covid-19 cases, including 171 local infections, were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, bringing the total caseload to 3,852.Among the the new domestic cases, 96 were in the capital, Amman, 20 in Ka
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175 new Covid-19 cases, including 171 local infections, recorded on Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced that 175 new Covid-19 cases, including 171 local infections, were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, bringing the total caseload to 3,852.Among the the new domestic cases, 96 were in the capital, Amman, 20 in Karak, 19 in Balqa, 16 in Irbid, 13 in

MoSD suspends operations as employee tests positive with COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) Wednesday said its suspending operations and providing services to the public after one of its employees had tested positive with COVID-19.As a preventive measure, the MoSD said it will stop providing serv
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MoSD suspends operations as employee tests positive with COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) Wednesday said its suspending operations and providing services to the public after one of its employees had tested positive with COVID-19.As a preventive measure, the MoSD said it will stop providing services to the public as of Thursday unt

Jordan continues to swelter in scorching weather

AMMONNEWS - The blazing heat wave that is currently sweeping across most parts of the Kingdom has pushed temperatures well above annual average by almost 7- 8 degrees today, bringing hot and dry weather with clouds at different altitudes, according to the Jor
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Jordan continues to swelter in scorching weather

AMMONNEWS - The blazing heat wave that is currently sweeping across most parts of the Kingdom has pushed temperatures well above annual average by almost 7- 8 degrees today, bringing hot and dry weather with clouds at different altitudes, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).T

COVID-19 test prices announced

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced the prices of voluntary coronavirus tests at private laboratories, placing the cost of the GeneXpert Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test, which delivers the result in 45 minutes, at JOD70.The RT-PCR and AIGS-
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COVID-19 test prices announced

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced the prices of voluntary coronavirus tests at private laboratories, placing the cost of the GeneXpert Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test, which delivers the result in 45 minutes, at JOD70.The RT-PCR and AIGS-PCR tests cost JOD45 each, and return

PM says gov't won't reintroduce total lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday said his government will not resort to the re-imposition of a total curfew and stressed that this requires strong commitment by the public to health safety measures with the spike in COVID-19 infections.Spea
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PM says gov't won't reintroduce total lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday said his government will not resort to the re-imposition of a total curfew and stressed that this requires strong commitment by the public to health safety measures with the spike in COVID-19 infections.Speaking to a local morning radio show, R

Lockdown on 13 buildings in Amman lifted, says its governor

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Amman, Dr. Sa'ad Shehab, decided on Wednesday to lift the lockdown on 13 residential buildings in the capital after the necessary measures were completed.In a press statement, Shehab said the buildings that saw the lockdown lifted are
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Lockdown on 13 buildings in Amman lifted, says its governor

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Amman, Dr. Sa'ad Shehab, decided on Wednesday to lift the lockdown on 13 residential buildings in the capital after the necessary measures were completed.In a press statement, Shehab said the buildings that saw the lockdown lifted are located across the capital's district

PM pledges support to existing, prospective investments

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday stressed his government's support to current and prospective investments and said it is working to lure in fresh capital to propel economic growth and create job opportunities.During a tour of the northeaste
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PM pledges support to existing, prospective investments

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday stressed his government's support to current and prospective investments and said it is working to lure in fresh capital to propel economic growth and create job opportunities.During a tour of the northeastern Mafraq Development Zone, the prime

Regular flights country list updated

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Transport Khaled Seif on Tuesday announced an update to the list of countries from and to which regulars flights are allowed to operate and the time period of the pre-travel PCR test.The new list came into effect today and will remain
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Regular flights country list updated

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Transport Khaled Seif on Tuesday announced an update to the list of countries from and to which regulars flights are allowed to operate and the time period of the pre-travel PCR test.The new list came into effect today and will remain valid for two weeks, the minister sai

King: All measures should be taken to safeguard public health during elections

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed the importance of taking all measures and precautions to safeguard public health and wellbeing during the upcoming electoral process.At a teleconference meeting with the president and members of the In
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King: All measures should be taken to safeguard public health during elections

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed the importance of taking all measures and precautions to safeguard public health and wellbeing during the upcoming electoral process.At a teleconference meeting with the president and members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC),

Israel sign treaties with UAE, Bahrain

AMMONNEWS - Israel hammered out US-brokered «peace deals» with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington, D.C Tuesday.US President Donald Trump said «We reached a peace deal in a month... the three countries will exchange ambassadors and cooperate a
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Israel sign treaties with UAE, Bahrain

AMMONNEWS - Israel hammered out US-brokered «peace deals» with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington, D.C Tuesday.US President Donald Trump said «We reached a peace deal in a month... the three countries will exchange ambassadors and cooperate among each other as friendly nations.»Netanyahu call

Irbid health department closes central lab after COVID-19 outbreak

AMMONNEWS - A central laboratory in Irbid was closed down after several staff members tested positive for the COVID-19, an official told Petra on Tuesday.Director of the Irbid Health Department Riyad Shayab said that 10 workers have been infected so far, but
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Irbid health department closes central lab after COVID-19 outbreak

AMMONNEWS - A central laboratory in Irbid was closed down after several staff members tested positive for the COVID-19, an official told Petra on Tuesday.Director of the Irbid Health Department Riyad Shayab said that 10 workers have been infected so far, but it has not been possible to determine

PM calls for ramping up winter preparations

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday called on all public stakeholders to ramp up their preparations for the winter season and said closer cooperation and coordination is needed to address any sudden-onset weather events.Over the past few years
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PM calls for ramping up winter preparations

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday called on all public stakeholders to ramp up their preparations for the winter season and said closer cooperation and coordination is needed to address any sudden-onset weather events.Over the past few years, the Kingdom has seen some sudden wea

Food watchdog denies use of Alloxan in bread

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on Tuesday denied reports claiming that the Alloxan compound is being used in the manufacture of bread in the Kingdom.Responding to a video that went viral on social media outlets, the watchdog said s
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Food watchdog denies use of Alloxan in bread

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on Tuesday denied reports claiming that the Alloxan compound is being used in the manufacture of bread in the Kingdom.Responding to a video that went viral on social media outlets, the watchdog said some countries use Alloxan to impart t

149 COVID-19 cases recorded Tuesday, tests cross one-million mark

AMMONNEWS - A total of 149 new infections with the novel coronavirus were recorded on Tuesday across the Kingdom, bringing the tally to 3,677 since the outbreak of the pandemic in early March.Out of today’s total, 142 were local infections with the capital
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149 COVID-19 cases recorded Tuesday, tests cross one-million mark

AMMONNEWS - A total of 149 new infections with the novel coronavirus were recorded on Tuesday across the Kingdom, bringing the tally to 3,677 since the outbreak of the pandemic in early March.Out of today’s total, 142 were local infections with the capital Amman accounting for the majority of ca

Killer of retired general sentenced to death

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court (SSC) on Tuesday handed down the death penalty to the killer of a retired intelligence major general in 2018 in a Madaba neighborhood, some 40km south of Amman.In its verdict, the court said the convict was found guilty o
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Killer of retired general sentenced to death

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court (SSC) on Tuesday handed down the death penalty to the killer of a retired intelligence major general in 2018 in a Madaba neighborhood, some 40km south of Amman.In its verdict, the court said the convict was found guilty of carrying out terrorist acts that led

3 Zarqa buildings placed under COVID-19 lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Three coronavirus cases were recorded in Zarqa Tuesday, prompting security forces to isolate three buildings in neighbourhoods and the Azraq district in the governorate, according to Governor Hejazi Assaf.He told Petra in an interview that securit
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3 Zarqa buildings placed under COVID-19 lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Three coronavirus cases were recorded in Zarqa Tuesday, prompting security forces to isolate three buildings in neighbourhoods and the Azraq district in the governorate, according to Governor Hejazi Assaf.He told Petra in an interview that security forces moved in and isolated the bu

Remote schooling to replace classrooms for two weeks starting Thursday

AMMONNEWS - School students across the Kingdom will begin remote schooling for two weeks starting Thursday, September 17, Minister of Education Tayseer Nuaimi told journalists at the Prim Ministry Monday.The government's decision to suspend traditional classe
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Remote schooling to replace classrooms for two weeks starting Thursday

AMMONNEWS - School students across the Kingdom will begin remote schooling for two weeks starting Thursday, September 17, Minister of Education Tayseer Nuaimi told journalists at the Prim Ministry Monday.The government's decision to suspend traditional classes will exclude Tawjihi students, the

Prayers at mosques suspended for two weeks starting Thursday

AMMONNEWS - Jordan will see mosques shuttered for two weeks starting Thursday as part of state efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Khalaileh told journalists at the Prime Ministry Monday.Khalaile
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Prayers at mosques suspended for two weeks starting Thursday

AMMONNEWS - Jordan will see mosques shuttered for two weeks starting Thursday as part of state efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Khalaileh told journalists at the Prime Ministry Monday.Khalaileh said the decision comes in response

Jordan records 214 COVID-19 infections and two fatalities

AMMONNEWS - A total of 214 COVID-19 cases and two fatalities were recorded in the Kingdom Monday, Minister of Health Saad Jaber said.Breaking down the cases to journalists at the Prime Ministry, Jaber said 110 cases were recorded in Amman, 53 in Karak, 19 in
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Jordan records 214 COVID-19 infections and two fatalities

AMMONNEWS - A total of 214 COVID-19 cases and two fatalities were recorded in the Kingdom Monday, Minister of Health Saad Jaber said.Breaking down the cases to journalists at the Prime Ministry, Jaber said 110 cases were recorded in Amman, 53 in Karak, 19 in Balqa, 4 in Irbid, 9 in Zarqa, 6 in M

Gov't takes series of measures to safeguard people's health

AMMONNEWS - The government is taking new measures to safeguard the health of people as it eschews resorting to blanket curfews, Minister of State for Media Affairs told a press conference at the Prime Ministry Monday.The Cabinet held a meeting today to addre
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Gov't takes series of measures to safeguard people's health

AMMONNEWS - The government is taking new measures to safeguard the health of people as it eschews resorting to blanket curfews, Minister of State for Media Affairs told a press conference at the Prime Ministry Monday.The Cabinet held a meeting today to address the developments of the epidemiolo

PM says current COVID-19 daily load risks community spread

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday warned that the current sustained daily load of COVID-19 infections threatens to rapidly take the country from controlled and isolated infection hotspots to community spread, which, he said, is difficult to con
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PM says current COVID-19 daily load risks community spread

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday warned that the current sustained daily load of COVID-19 infections threatens to rapidly take the country from controlled and isolated infection hotspots to community spread, which, he said, is difficult to contain.The prime minister appealed to t

Two Covid-hit schools shut down in Madada

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Madaba, Ali Madi, has announced on Sunday, that two schools, one public and the other private, were shut down in the city of Madaba, after two Covid-19 cases were registered.Speaking to «Petra,» the governor said closure o
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Two Covid-hit schools shut down in Madada

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Madaba, Ali Madi, has announced on Sunday, that two schools, one public and the other private, were shut down in the city of Madaba, after two Covid-19 cases were registered.Speaking to «Petra,» the governor said closure of the two schools was taken after a high school st

57-year-old man dies from Covid-19 in Prince Hamzah Hospital

AMMONNEWS - Director of Prince Hamzah Hospital (PHH), Dr. Abdul-Razzaq Khashman, announced that a Covid-19- infected 57-year-old man has died.Speaking to «Petra,»on Sunday, Khashman said the deceased man has suffered from the rare «Behçet&r
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57-year-old man dies from Covid-19 in Prince Hamzah Hospital

AMMONNEWS - Director of Prince Hamzah Hospital (PHH), Dr. Abdul-Razzaq Khashman, announced that a Covid-19- infected 57-year-old man has died.Speaking to «Petra,»on Sunday, Khashman said the deceased man has suffered from the rare «Behçet» disease, was later transferred from Al-Bashir Hospital o

252 new Covid-19 cases, two-virus fatalities recorded on Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Sa'ad Jaber, announced that 252 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, bringing the total caseload since the start of the pandemic to 3314.Speaking during a press briefing on Sunday at the Prime Ministry, Jaber said the new case
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252 new Covid-19 cases, two-virus fatalities recorded on Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Sa'ad Jaber, announced that 252 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, bringing the total caseload since the start of the pandemic to 3314.Speaking during a press briefing on Sunday at the Prime Ministry, Jaber said the new cases involve 4 arrivals from abroad an

Gov't to tighten control over gatherings, not to impose curfews

AMMONNEWS - The government is set to tighten its control over and restrictions on gatherings as it excludes resorting to blanket curfews, Minister of State Amjad Adaileh said Sunday.Addressing journalists, Adaileh said the government was briefed Sunday by Min
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Gov't to tighten control over gatherings, not to impose curfews

AMMONNEWS - The government is set to tighten its control over and restrictions on gatherings as it excludes resorting to blanket curfews, Minister of State Amjad Adaileh said Sunday.Addressing journalists, Adaileh said the government was briefed Sunday by Minister of Health Saad Jaber about the

PM pledges to increase epidemiological investigation teams when needed

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz said Saturday that his government values the exceptional efforts of epidemiological investigation teams and health cadres in conducting COVID-19 testing and quickly and efficiently tracking contacts with infected peop
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PM pledges to increase epidemiological investigation teams when needed

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz said Saturday that his government values the exceptional efforts of epidemiological investigation teams and health cadres in conducting COVID-19 testing and quickly and efficiently tracking contacts with infected people, as a key link in combatting the pande

JU : No students referred to investigation on normalization opinions

AMMONNEWS - The University of Jordan (JU) Saturday denied as «baseless» news reports on referring students at the university to investigation for expressing their opinions on normalizing ties with Israel.«Reports circulating on social media
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JU : No students referred to investigation on normalization opinions

AMMONNEWS - The University of Jordan (JU) Saturday denied as «baseless» news reports on referring students at the university to investigation for expressing their opinions on normalizing ties with Israel.«Reports circulating on social media from student groups are untrue,» the JU said in a state

Scorching heatwave to temporarily taper off over the next two days

AMMONNEWS - Director of the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) , Raed Al Khattab, said the sizzling heatwave will temporarily taper off over the next two days, and mercury levels will slightly drop nationwide.Temperatures are tipped to drop to the mid-thi
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Scorching heatwave to temporarily taper off over the next two days

AMMONNEWS - Director of the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) , Raed Al Khattab, said the sizzling heatwave will temporarily taper off over the next two days, and mercury levels will slightly drop nationwide.Temperatures are tipped to drop to the mid-thirties in the capital, Amman, but a ri

Madaba sees new Covid-19 infection, says its governor

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Madaba, Ali Madi, announced on Saturday, that a new Covid-19 infection has been recorded in the city.The case involves a a 37-year-old woman after she came into contact with an infected person at Al-Bashir Hospital in the capital, Mad
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Madaba sees new Covid-19 infection, says its governor

AMMONNEWS - Governor of Madaba, Ali Madi, announced on Saturday, that a new Covid-19 infection has been recorded in the city.The case involves a a 37-year-old woman after she came into contact with an infected person at Al-Bashir Hospital in the capital, Madi told «Petra.»The infected woman

4 Zarqa buildings under lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Four buildings were isolated in the Zarqa Governorate Saturday after four coronavirus cases were confirmed in neighbourhoods, according to Zarqa Governor Hejazi Assaf.He told Petra in an interview that epidemiological investigation teams took 56
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4 Zarqa buildings under lockdown

AMMONNEWS - Four buildings were isolated in the Zarqa Governorate Saturday after four coronavirus cases were confirmed in neighbourhoods, according to Zarqa Governor Hejazi Assaf.He told Petra in an interview that epidemiological investigation teams took 56 swab tests for contacts with the infe

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