The Jordanian Government Approves a Plan for the Reactivation of Public & Private Sectors

  • Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • 27 May 2020

The Jordanian government has prepared a plan to deal with the expected second stage of the Corona epidemic, which includes not returning to some of the decisions taken in the first stage that led to the disruption of work in the public and private sectors for a long time.

The plan includes working on the sustainability of work for various sectors and not stopping, provided that the public safety and health protection requirements are adhered to, as evidence has been prepared for each sector that must be applied.

According to the plan, there will not be a return to the closure of establishments in order to avoid incurring further losses and increasing the suffering of the Jordanian economy, in addition to reducing the negative effects on workers and not laying off their jobs.

The government will continue, through specialized committees, to monitor the work of all facilities and take the necessary measures against all those who fail to comply with sanitation and public safety measures. The government estimated that the budget deficit would rise to about 4 billion dollars due to the Corona pandemic, while difficult financial measures were taken to reduce the deficit as much as possible, including canceling the implementation of basic projects and stopping the salaries of workers in the government sector and the armed forces.

On the other hand, employees of the government apparatus in Jordan returned to work since last Tuesday, after two and a half months of disruption due to government measures taken to confront the Coronavirus, amid tight measures to ensure public safety.

Source (New Arab newspaper, Edited)