COVID19 Intial Response: National Defense Law


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COVID19 Intial Response: National Defense Law

May 26, 2020

In Jordan, the first COVID-19 infected individual was identified on 2 March 2020. King Abdullah II called to enact the National Defence Law on March 17, activating the state of emergency to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. A national response team led by the Prime Minister’s Office and the National Center for Crisis Management adopted strict measures to address the threat of the novel coronavirus, which included the closure of airports, schools and universities, air and land border crossings, and closure of all private businesses and non-essential public services as well as all public religious practices.