JORDAN’S INTERIOR AND JUSTICE MINISTERS WERE SACKED BREACHING HEALTH REGULATIONS INTENTED TO STEM SPREAD OF COVID
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 1, 2021
Jordan’s Interior and Justice Ministers were on Sunday 28th February 2021 sacked for breaching health regulations intended to stem the spread of Coronavirus with their replacements named by royal decree.
The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah the Second.
According to a statement from the Royal Place they are accused according to a government source which accused them of having violated the emergency law put in place to curb COVID-19.
The Jordanian news website Ammon claimed the Interior Minister Samir Mobaideen and the Justice Minister Bassam Talhuni had attended a diner in a restaurant in Amman with a total of nine people, when the law allowed a maximum of six.
Tawfiq, Krishan Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Local administration was appointed as the new Interior Minister, while Ahmed Ziyadat, State Secretary for legal Affairs was named the Justice Minister.