Lebanon: Syndicate of Importers of Foodstuff, Consumer Products & Drinks in Lebanon urges issuing the ration card

Syndicate of Importers of Foodstuff, Consumer Products & Drinks in Lebanon warns against the deteriorating food security in the country and urges issuing the ration card. The syndicate said in a statement that the current crisis results from the collapse in the exchange rate of the lira against the dollar. It warns that the Lebanese in light of the crisis will not be able to provide food.

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.