13 tourist facilities breaching preventive measures shut down

Jordan

Published: 2020-06-13 17:53

Last Updated: 2024-02-20 15:53


13 tourist facilities breaching preventive measures shut down
13 tourist facilities breaching preventive measures shut down

The inspection teams at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with other relevant authorities, has shut down 13 tourist facilities, fined 11 and notified 50 to comply with the set public health and safety preventive measures.

In a press statement issued on Saturday, June 13, the 12 inspection teams have intensified their oversight tours during the last period, as 104 tourist entities were inspected until Friday, and legal action was taken against breaching restaurants and hotels which failed to comply with the safety procedures.

To date, the Ministry said the campaign covered the tourist facilities in the governorates in Amman, Zarqa, Jerash, Ajloun, and Irbid, adding the violations of 81 restaurants and 23 hotels inspected are related to food preparation measures, unavailability of thermometers, failure to wear face masks, gloves, and noncompliance with social distancing.

The Ministry said 12 facilities resumed their services after rectifying the breaches.

On the forthcoming plans, the Ministry announced the inspection teams will head as part of Saturday's operations to the Kingdom's southern regions, to ensure the tourist entities' compliance in the districts of Karak, Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba, added the statement.