Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

Jordanians voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic which has dealt a heavy blow to the Arab country’s already debt-ridden economy.More than 50,000 security force personnel were on hand to ensure masks were worn inside polling stations and social distancing maintained.Authorities ruled that the four-yearly election should go ahead but voters who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus face up to a year in prison if they ignore instructions to stay home.On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections and 1,295 de…

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