Photos: Government activates teleconferencing technology


Published: 2020-03-18 17:58

Last Updated: 2024-04-13 09:34

Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz
Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz

The Jordanian government has held its first cabinet meeting remotely as part of its business continuity plans during the coronavirus crisis in Jordan.

In addition, the government has held other follow-up meetings virtually.

This step is part of the government’s efforts to lead by example when it comes to social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Earlier yesterday, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced the activation of the National Defence Law after His Majesty King Abdullah II approved the government's recommendation to invoke the 1992 law to help curb the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the Kingdom.

"I hereby announce the activation of the Defense Law," the Prime Minister told the nation in a televised statement.

Razzaz assured that political rights and freedom of expression are guaranteed and private property will not be harmed, emphasizing that the right to life and good health is a sacred right that prevails over other rights.

He confirmed that the Defence Law, as ordered by His Majesty the King, will be applied in the minimal limits.

Read more: PM Razzaz announces activation of Defence Law

Public sector shutdown except health institutes, mass transport, inter-governorates travel stopped