Jordanian king says end pandemic-focused defense law to fight Covid

AMMAN: Jordanian King Abdullah II said on Wednesday that the Kingdom Defense Law, which was enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, will be deactivated in the coming months, saying the outbreak is on the wane.

According to a statement provided by the royal court, the king made the announcement during a speech commemorating the kingdom’s 76th Independence Day.

The Defense Law, which came into force in September 2020, imposes limits on travel and social gatherings, as well as commercial and private sector operations in Jordan. Jordan will present an integrated economic vision for the coming years, the king said.

According to the statement, the Jordanian government will complete a public sector development program by the end of May to improve public services, streamline bureaucratic procedures, boost labor productivity and advance an e-government initiative.

In terms of regional issues, the king said Jordan will continue to support the right of the Palestinian people to build an independent state in their own land.

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