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Three arrested for inciting 'sectarian conflict, cursing'

[6/15/2020 5:54:47 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Three men were placed into custody on Monday for charges related to inciting "sectarian and religious conflict and discord, and cursing," according to the Public Security Directorate’s (PSD). The three men have posted slurs against Christian worshippers as they were performing religious rituals at churches last week, prompting the PSD's Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU) to open a probe into the case and bring the suspects into custody. The public prosecution issued its verdict today to detain the three men for a week in a correctional center for the charges of the incitement of sectarian and religious conflict, and cursing as the investigation is still underway to identify the identities of other suspects who had taken it to social media to incite sectarian conflict.

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Senate donates JD100,000 to 'Himmat Watan' fund

[4/12/2020 10:28:41 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Senate's Social Responsibility Fund donated JD100,000 to the Himmat Watan Fund, which was launched recently to support national efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement on Sunday, Senate President, Faisal Fayez said the donation aimed at enabling the government to address the economic challenges and supporting the sectors that were affected by the crisis. The fund, which consists of fixed monthly deductions from senators' allocations, also provided JD100,000 to the Health Ministry and the Social Development Ministry respectively.

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King directs Gov't to study the possibility of gradually resume work of productive sectors.

[4/5/2020 12:06:41 PM]

King directs Gov't to study the possibility of gradually resume work of productive sectors.

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Two officials' vehicles impounded for breaking curfew

[4/5/2020 11:15:28 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Two vehicles belonging to members of the parliament were seized after violating Friday's full on curfew, a security source said. The source told Petra that the two vehicles will kept in an impoundment lot for a month, and the vehicle owner will pay a fine upon receiving his vehicle. He stressed that the Public Security Department works around the clock to control violations of the curfew, which was issued in accordance with the Defense Law, and that it will not tolerate any breach.

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Epidemiological committee recommends isolating hot zones

[3/29/2020 9:44:01 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The National Epidemiological Committee (NEC) recommended isolating any area with increased numbers of cases of infection with COVID-19, including a residential building in the Hashmi Shamali area in Amman. In a statement to Petra on Sunday, committee Spokesperson, Nazir Obaidat, said the decision to isolate is left to the concerned authorities. On individuals quarantined in local hotels, Obaidat said an evacuation plan approved this morning will be carried out on Monday, pointing out that it includes strict instructions to preserve their own safety and that of their families. He stated that clinical tests will be conducted, underlining that no one will be allowed to leave quarantine until the test comes back negative. Those who are cleared will be given strict instructions to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, to implement social distancing, especially with their families, and to comply with the health and safety conditions and instructions approved by the committee. On the infected cases, Obaidat said three patients are in intensive care, two of whom are on artificial respiration.

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Lawmakers donate 100,000 dinars for labour hit by pandemic

[3/28/2020 10:05:49 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House Saturday announced a donation of 100,000 dinars to the labour sector that was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaker Atef Tarawneh said in a statement that the donation came from the financial surplus for the month of March, adding that this amount is added to the same sum that the lawmaker offered previously to the Ministry of Health. He also said that more monthly donations by the chamber are coming, calling for setting up a fund for labour hit by the current situation.

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Police urges public to use hotline only for extreme emergencies

[3/25/2020 7:12:23 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Department (PSD) on Wednesday urged citizens to use the 911 hotline for extreme emergencies and urgent medical cases only, after receiving 319,000 calls, most of which were non-urgent calls. In a statement, the PSD's spokesperson called on citizens not to overwhelm medical or security agencies with non-urgent calls.

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