Jordan eases COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings

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AMMAN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Sunday issued measures to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The new measures permit indoor and outdoor gatherings in all forms, while face masks are no longer required in open places, it said.

Prayers are no longer restrained by physical distancing in mosques and places of worship, while worshippers are still obliged to wear face masks, it added.

Jordan's Health Ministry recorded Sunday 3,171 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the caseload to 1,692,485 in the country.

It reported 28 deaths, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 14,031, according to a statement by the ministry.

There are currently 2,175 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan, it added.

The total number of people who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine had reached 4,730,727, while 4,438,091 got their second shot and 627,814 received the booster jab, according to the ministry.