PM issues Defense Order No. 35

Jordan

Published: 2021-11-25 19:21

Last Updated: 2021-12-05 15:02


PM issues Defense Order No. 35
PM issues Defense Order No. 35

Thursday, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh issued Defense Order No. 35 for the year 2021, which includes new procedures to deal with the developments of the epidemiological situation and will be implemented as of Jan. 1, 2022.

The text of the new defense order is as follows:

First: 1- Those working in the public and private sectors are not allowed to enter the workplace unless they received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the days during which the individual is not allowed to work (as he did not receive the vaccine) will be deducted from the balance of his annual leaves. In the event that the balance of his annual leaves is empty, he is considered to be on leave without pay or allowances, and during that period he is not entitled to any salary, allowance or bonus.

2- No person over the age of 18 is allowed to visit any of the ministries, government departments, official institutions or public institutions, or entering any of the private sector establishments unless he received two doses of the vaccine.

Second: 1- Those who visit hospitals and health centers are excluded from the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this clause in emergency cases.

Third: 1- The individual who allows entry of any employee or person to public sector institutions in violation of the provisions of items (first) and (second) of this defense order shall be subject to one of the disciplinary penalties stipulated in the civil service system.

2- The private sector establishment that violates the provisions of Clause (First) of this Defense Order will be shut down for a period of one week if the violation happens for the first time, and for a period of two weeks in the event of a repetition of the violation. The closed facility will be reopened if the violation is corrected.

3- The penalty for a private sector facility that violates the provisions of item (Second) of this defense order is as follows:

A- Malls, shopping centers, banking sector facilities, telecommunications companies and their exhibitions, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, hotels, offices of electricity distribution companies, water companies, nightclubs, bars, discos, Turkish and oriental baths, sports clubs, fitness centers and swimming pools will be punished with a fine of JD 1,000 for their first violation, JD 3,000 for the second violation, JD 5,000 for the third violation, and in case the violation is repeated, the establishment will be shut down for one week.

B- Other establishments not mentioned in item (A) of this paragraph shall be penalized with a fine of JD 100 for the first violation, JD 200 for the second violation, JD 300 for the third violation, and in case the violation is repeated, the establishment will be shut down for one week.

Fourth: 1- The provisions of this defense order related to receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine do not apply for persons who did not receive the vaccine for medical reasons by the approval of the Minister of Health or his authorized representative.

2- The persons referred to in Paragraph (1) of this item are obligated to bring a negative PCR test result valid for a period of 72 hours and to present it upon entering any of the public sector institutions or private sector establishments referred to in this defense order.

Fifth: The individual must prove that they received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine by providing the COVID-19 vaccine certificate or the personal card issued by the Civil Status and Passports Department or the health identity which can be obtained from the main page of the Sanad application.

Sixth: 1- Clauses (First) and (Seventh) of Defense Order No. (32) of 2021 are canceled.

2- Clauses (First) and (Third) of Defense Order No. (34) of 2021 are canceled.

3- Clause (Third) of Communication No. (46) of 2021 amending Clause (Fourth) of Communication No. (44) of 2021 are canceled.

Seventh: The provisions of this defense order shall be effective as of the morning of Jan. 1, 2022.

Eighth: The Prime Minister amends any of the provisions of this defense order in light of the epidemiological situation.