Jordan eases COVID-19 restrictions – but economic revival remains far off

Jordan eases COVID-19 restrictions – but economic revival remains far off

**Written and disseminated among select contacts on May 5**

Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Tareq Hammouri, announced on Sunday, May 3, that all economic sectors are permitted to reopen at full capacity starting the following Wednesday as long as Jordanian nationals comprise 75% or more of the work force. While the move is intended to kickstart the economy, the measure will not go far enough to avert a financial crisis.

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