Published: 2020-07-31 12:40
Last Updated: 2020-07-31 12:50
A royal ceremony was held to honour institutions and individuals who made distinguished efforts to battle the coronavirus crisis at Al-Husayniyah Palace on Friday morning.
A short video celebrating honourees and their accomplishments was screened during the ceremony.
His Majesty bestowed upon the Ministry of Interior the King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Order for Distinction of the First Degree, for their continuous efforts to preserve the security and safety of citizens and coordination with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management.
The Ministry of Health received the same award for health workers’ efforts in public hospitals during the coronavirus crisis.
The Jordanian Armed Forces received the award for their continuous efforts to protect the country, leading the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management and the Royal Medical Services’ efforts fighting the virus.
The General Intelligence Department received the award for their continuous efforts to protect homeland security and coordinating with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management during the pandemic.
The Public Security Directorate received the award for all their efforts during the pandemic, coordinating with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management and preserving the safety of citizens.
The National Centre for Security and Crisis Management received the award for their important role in managing the coronavirus crisis and coordinating with all relevant authorities to provide accurate information.
The General Social Security Corporation received the award for its role in introducing extraordinary measures and new programs during the pandemic to ensure citizens’ job stability and support private sector institutions during the crisis.
The Arab Potash Company received the award for their role in supporting the national economy, continuing efficient production during the crisis and adhering to public health and safety guidelines.
Chinese businessman and philanthropist Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Foundation, received the award for donating medical devices and equipment to support the Jordanian health sector during the pandemic.
The founders of Mawdoo3.com received the award for all the site’s efforts since the beginning of the crisis, such as providing an advanced educational platform for distant learning at record speed.
Yasser Jallad received the King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Order for Distinction of the Second Degree for mobilising volunteers to provide support for daily wage workers and families in need in different governorates.
Fadia Samara received the same award for establishing the Himmetna initiative team, utilising corporate social responsibility funds and directing them to high priority sectors in cooperation with governmental institutions.
Samara also contributed to renovating the Oncology Department at Al-Bashir hospitals and the establishment of a specialised quarantine ward for coronavirus patients in Al-Hussein Medical Centre.
Teacher Omar Bdour the Order of Al Istiqlal (Independence) of the Third Degree for ensuring students in remote areas in Tafileh have access to education during the pandemic, by going to their houses for lessons and providing them with the requirements of distant learning.
Nofa Fayez received the same award for empowering women in the Jordanian desert region and her voluntary work helping families and orphans in need.
Rakan Fakhoury received the same award for launching Himmetna initiative and helping daily wage workers and families in need during the crisis.
Fakhoury also volunteered and raised awareness to maintain public safety in Zarqa.