Ammon News, Jordan News

Churches to resume prayers as of Thursday

[9/30/2020 2:04:13 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Payers in all churches of Jordan, will be resumed as of Thursday, with full commitment to wearing masks, gloves, physical distancing, Head of the Jordan Churches Council, Christophoros Attallah, announced on Wednesday. "Any church that reports Covid-19 infections will be closed for a period specified by the government," Attallah said in joint press briefing in the Prime Ministry. He pointed out that the Churches Council circulated to each church the specific procedures that must be adhered to when receiving worshipers. Churches will also host various events provided that no festivities is held with no more than 20 people to attend, Attallah confirmed.

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King expresses condolences to Kuwait emir over passing of Sheikh Sabah

[9/30/2020 8:17:20 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Wednesday with Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, expressed condolences over the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. King Abdullah said the Arab and Islamic nations lost a wise leader who dedicated his life to the service of his country and all humanity. His Majesty also expressed best wishes to Sheikh Nawaf who was sworn in as emir of Kuwait and stressed the deep-rooted, brotherly ties between Jordan and Kuwait.

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Relatively hot spell to subside today

[9/30/2020 8:13:21 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A relatively hot air mass that affected the Kingdom over the last few days is expected to ease off as of Wednesday, so the weather will change to be moderate over the mountains and plains and relatively hot in the Badia areas, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update. Clouds are also expected to appear at various altitudes, while winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, the JMD added. Mercury levels will drop few degrees on Thursday, but similar weather conditions will continue to prevail until Friday, with clouds at different altitudes and northwesterly moderate winds, the JMD predicted. Temperatures for today in Amman are forecast to see a high of 33 degrees Celsius, and a low of 20C, while highs in the port city of Aqaba and the Dead Sea will jump to 38C, sliding to 25C at night.

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Jordan reports 820 local Covid-19 infections, 6 fatalities

[9/29/2020 3:37:57 PM]

AMMONNEWS - A total of 823 coronavirus infections, including 820 local cases, and six deaths were reported Tuesday, Health Ministry announced. With that, the total caseload has reached 10049 cases since the outbreak in March, while the death toll has stood at 57, according to a statement issued by Prime Ministry the Health Ministry. The majority of today''s cases were recorded in Amman, which accounted for 476 cases, followed by Balqa (46), Zarqa (221), Irbid (24), Jerash (13), Karak (14), Mafraq (20), Aqaba (2), Madaba (2), Ma''an (1) and Ajloun (1), the statement said. Three non-domestic cases were also recorded for people who had been staying in quarantine hotels, the statement read. On a more positive note, the statement said 137 patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals today, including 51 cases in Prince Hamzah Hospital, 80 cases in the Dead Sea, 3 cases are in Queen Alia Hospital and 3 cases in accredited private hospitals. As for testing, the statement noted that 16851 tests were conducted Tuesday, pushing the total to 1204201 since outbreak of the pandemic. Amid the alarming hike in domestic cases, the Health Ministry urged people to abide by defense orders (11) and (16) and to commit to safety measures and social distancing, warning against holding gatherings of more than 20 persons. It also highlighted the importance of downloading and using the "Aman" and "Sehtak" applications.

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King mourns passing of Kuwait Emir, says "We lost a big brother, wise leader"

[9/29/2020 3:36:57 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday mourned the passing away of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, may God bless his soul. "Today we lost a big brother and a wise leader who loved Jordan, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad, May God bless his soul. He was an exceptional leader and an Emir of humanity and morals, who devoted his life to the service of his country and the Ummah. Through his benevolent endeavors, he never ceased to make every effort to unite Arab ranks. We console ourselves and the brotherly Kuwaiti people over this tragic loss," the King wrote on his Twitter account.

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Royal Hashemite Court mourns passing of Kuwait emir, announces 40 days of mourning

[9/29/2020 3:34:28 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Royal Hashemite Court on Tuesday mourned the passing of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, may his soul rest in peace. Under His Majesty King Abdullah’s orders, the Royal Hashemite Court announces 40 days of mourning over Sheikh Sabah’s passing, as of Tuesday. The Royal Hashemite Court expresses the deepest sympathies of King Abdullah and the people of Jordan, as they stand with the people of Kuwait in these difficult times.

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King receives letter from Senate president

[9/29/2020 3:32:36 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday received a letter from Senate President Faisal Fayez, who expressed senators’ appreciation of the Royal confidence, with their recent appointment. In his letter, Fayez also expressed appreciation of King Abdullah’s renewed trust, with his reappointment as Senate president, pledging to continue working in service of Jordan. The Senate president noted His Majesty’s leadership in enabling Jordan to navigate regional developments, highlighting the King’s leading role in defending Arab causes, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause. Fayez said the Senate will be dedicated to translating His Majesty’s vision to overcome new challenges and build on achievements, ensuring Jordan’s prosperity and safeguarding its security and stability.

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