[17 March 2020] New measures implemented by the Government of Jordan to address COVID-19 outbreak

New measures announced by the Government of Jordan to address the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Tuesday March 17, 2020. Please note that this is an unofficial translation of the statement released by the Prime Ministry of Jordan.

Original statement (in Arabic) found here.

In addition to the below, please see here previous measures announced that are still valid.

New measures

  1. Suspending all public institutions, governmental departments and private sector except vital sectors (i.e. health);
  2. Suspending the private sector with the exception of the health care sector and other vital sectors which will be determined by the Prime Minister;
  3. People are requested to stay at home and should leave their homes for urgent emergencies only;
  4. Movement between governorates is banned for the next two weeks;
  5.  Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned;
  6. Printing of newspapers will be stopped, as it is found that they contribute to the transmission of the virus;
  7. Public transportation, malls and banks (except ATM services) will be shutdown;
  8. Pharmacies, grocery markets, bakeries and fuel supply chains will continue to operate.

ALL measures effective starting from Wednesday 18 March, 2020 8:00AM for two weeks.

Official Government Website

The government announced the launch of this website to provide full information on the government's actions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).