Coronavirus: Jordan extends closure of government offices until end of April

A member of the medical carries supplies at a new section specialised in receiving any person who may have been infected with coronavirus, at the Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital in Amman. (Reuters)

Jordan on Sunday extended a month-long lockdown that has closed schools, universities and government agencies until the end of the month to stem the spread of coronavirus, the government spokesman said.

Amjad Adailah said Prime Minister Omar Razzaz took the decision in light of “developments and recommendations” related to the pandemic.

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The country announced on March 20 a nationwide curfew that closed shops and prohibited the movement of people. It came days after the monarch enacted emergency law that gave the governmentsweeping powers that restrict civil and political rights.

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