Jordan Detects Its First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant
AMMAN: The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus. The health ministry’s statement, announced by state-run Petra news agency, said the first case is a Jordanian national who recently returned from South Africa and is currently... Read more
Unvaccinated Expats In Jordan Face Strict Measures, Including Deportation
DUBAI: Foreign workers who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 15 face strict measures from the government, including deportation. “The decision aims to protect public health, noting that prompting foreign workers to get vaccinated protects them against future infections and disease transmission,” a report from state... Read more
Jordan Pushes Child Vaccinations To Fight COVID-19 Surge
AMMAN: Jordan on Sunday announced a set of coronavirus-containment measures to address the surge in COVID-19 cases. With health authorities officially declaring the kingdom as entering a third wave of COVID-19, the government late on Sunday said that children and young people would be asked to take the coronavirus... Read more
Israel Signs Deal to Double Water Supply to Jordan
JERUSALEM: Israel formally agreed Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbor Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient countries. The agreement is proof that “we want good neighborly relations,” said Karine Elharrar, Israel’s minister of infrastructure, energy and water resources. Elharrar traveled to Jordan for... Read more
UK Government Recognizes Jordanian Double Vaccinated, Abolishing Need To Quarantine
DUBAI: The British government has said it will recognize Coronavirus vaccines used by Jordan from Monday, state news agency PETRA reported, citing the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. The move comes after a series of talks between the countries over the past two weeks foreign ministry spokesperson... Read more
Jordan PM Says Ready to Expedite Gas Delivery to Crisis-hit Lebanon
BEIRUT: Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Thursday discussed ways to expedite Egyptian natural gas shipments to Syria and Lebanon, which is dealing with a severe energy crisis. Khasawneh arrived in Beirut on Wednesday night on an official 24-hour visit. He is the first foreign official to meet Lebanon’s... Read more
Jordan Fully Reopens Main Crossing With Syria
JABER CROSSING: Jordan fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday in a boost for their struggling economies following a push by Arab states to reintegrate a country they have shunned during its decade-long civil war. Syria, which blames Western sanctions for its economic woes, hopes wider... Read more