Jordan's king directs gov't to reopen schools, sectors with health safeguarding

King Abdullah says compliance with public safety measures must continue

  
A private-school teacher gives an online lesson to students receiving distance education, amid fears of a rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Amman, Jordan October 7, 2020.

A private-school teacher gives an online lesson to students receiving distance education, amid fears of a rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Amman, Jordan October 7, 2020.

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AMMAN - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday directed the government to reopen schools and various sectors in a systematic manner that safeguards public health and the national economy.

Chairing a National Policies Council (NPC) meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, King Abdullah stressed that public health has been the top priority since the outbreak of COVID-19, noting recent improvements in the epidemiological situation, according to a Royal Court statement.

During the meeting, attended by His Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal, adviser to His Majesty and NPC chairperson, His Majesty said compliance with public safety measures must continue, to maintain improvement in the epidemiological situation, and to facilitate the reopening of various sectors.

Also during the meeting, the King was briefed by Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh and the concerned officials on the latest developments and the measures taken to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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