Jordan: The government resorts to defence laws to protect workers after the pandemic

After COVID-19, Jordan resorted to the Defence Law No. 13 of 1992 to manage the affairs of citizens, protect workers, and preserve their health, safety, and source of income, which cost 3 billion dinars. The measures include Central Bank facilities and social security support programmes. These measures, however, decreased the repercussions of COVID-19 on the country’s economy. The Jordanian government approved, two months ago, its economic program 2021-2023 for the post-pandemic reforms. The program devoted 480 million dinars for economic recovery. The program is based on major axes, including improving the business and investment environment, enhancing competitiveness and employment, and prioritize certain economic sectors, mainly tourism, information technology, agriculture, and industry.