Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

Jordan reimposed an all-day curfew on Fridays to stem the spread of coronavirus as cases rise, officials said on Wednesday. “Starting this week, the government is imposing a curfew throughout the kingdom from 10pm (2000 GMT) Thursdays until 6am Saturdays,” Information Minister Ali al-Ayed said in a statement. Walking to a mosque for Friday prayers, however, is permitted, he said. An existing nightly curfew will begin at 10pm instead of midnight, while from Sunday a maximum of 30 percent of public-sector employees will be allowed at their workplace. The toughening of Covid-19 restrictions retur…

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