Al-Khasawneh issues Defense Order No. 32

Jordan

Published: 2021-07-17 20:38

Last Updated: 2021-10-25 15:08


Al-Khasawneh issues Defense Order No. 32
Al-Khasawneh issues Defense Order No. 32

Minister of State for Information Affairs, government spokesperson Sakher Dudin said that Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh issued Defense Order No. 32 Saturday, which regulates the working abilities of individuals who have not received the vaccine. 

Defense Order No. 32 of 2021 was issued in accordance with the provisions of Defense Law No. (13) of 1992. The details are as follows: 

1- Every employee in the public sector who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose must bring a negative (PCR) test that is valid for 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week and hand it over to his direct manager.

A public sector employee who violates the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this clause is not allowed to work, and the days in which he is not allowed to work shall be deducted from the balance of his annual leaves, and if he exhausts the balance of his annual leaves, those days shall be deducted from his salary and allowances.

2- It is prohibited to issue any work permit or renew annual residency to any person who has not received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the date of the second dose.

3- Every driver of a public transport vehicle who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose must periodically conduct a PCR examination, provided that he has, while working on the vehicle, a negative PCR examination certificate, the result of which is not older than 72 hours.

Anyone who violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this item shall be punished with a fine of no less than (100) dinars and not more than (500) dinars, and in the event of repetition, he shall be punished with the maximum fine.

4- Every faculty or administrative staff member or student in any of the higher education institutions who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose must bring a negative PCR test that is valid for (72) hours every morning Sunday and Thursday of each week and handed over to his direct supervisor for a faculty or administrative staff member and to the dean of the college or his representative for the student.

A faculty or administrative staff member who violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this clause is not allowed to work, and the days in which he is not allowed to work are deducted from the balance of his annual leaves, and if he exhausts the balance of his annual leaves, those days are deducted from his salary and allowances. A student who violates the provisions of the same paragraph will be considered absent without an excuse. 

5-  A member of the teaching and administrative staff in educational institutions who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose must bring a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week and hand it over to his immediate superior.

A member of the teaching or administrative staff who violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this clause is not allowed to work, and the days in which he is not allowed to work shall be deducted from the balance of his annual leaves, and if he exhausts the balance of his annual leaves, those days shall be deducted from his salary and allowances.

6- Educational institutions and higher education institutions that violate the provisions of items (fourth) and (fifth) of this defense order shall be punished with a fine of no less than (1,000) dinars and not more than (3000) dinars.

7- Workers in private sector facilities who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose should bring a negative (PCR) test that is valid for 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week.

 A facility worker who violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this clause is not allowed to work, and the days in which he is not allowed to work shall be deducted from the balance of his annual leaves, and if he exhausts the balance of his annual leaves, those days shall be deducted from his wages.

The facility that violates the provisions of this clause will be closed for a week if the violation is for the first time, and for two weeks if the violation is repeated.

8- For all persons who are obligated to conduct a PCR examination under this Defense Order, it shall be carried out at the examination centers of the Ministry of Health free of charge.

9- Paragraph 3 of the first clause of Defense Order No. 20 of 2020 is amended by canceling the phrase (each team consists of at least two people accompanied by a public security member) at the end of it.

10- The provisions of clauses (first), (second), (third) and (ninth) of this defense order shall be effective as of 5/8/2021.

2- The provisions of clauses (Fourth) to (Sixth) of this defense order shall take effect from 15/8/2021.

3- The provisions of Clause (Seventh) of this Defense Order shall take effect from 1/9/2021.

11-  The Prime Minister may extend the provisions of this defense order or amend any of its provisions in light of the epidemiological situation by virtue of notifications he issues for this purpose.