King follows up on measures to counter COVID-19, safeguard citizens’ wellbeing

29-03-2020 09:48 AM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday directed the government to secure citizens’ needs of basic commodities and monitor market prices, in line with his concern for the wellbeing of Jordanians and ensuring that officials, the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, and security agencies continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the public.

Chairing a National Policies Council (NPC) meeting to follow up on measures to counter coronavirus disease (COVID-19), attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah stressed the need to continue testing to detect the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of the public.

During the meeting held via teleconference and attended by His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, adviser to His Majesty and chairperson of the NPC, the King also directed the government to ensure business continuity during these exceptional circumstances to counter the pandemic and its repercussions on various sectors.

His Majesty stressed the importance of firmly upholding the law to prevent abuses in issuing curfew exemption permits.

Moreover, the King was briefed, during the meeting, on progress in implementing measures and regulations to counter COVID-19.

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