Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew Apr 06, 2020 0 1317 12345 Amman Jordan said it is to use drones and surveillance cameras to monitor compliance with a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.“The armed forces and security services will ensure the curfew is being respected by using modern technology such as drones and surveillance cameras,” the minister of state for information, Amjad al-Adayleh, told a press briefing late Saturday.Jordan has declared five dead and 323 cases of the COVID-19 illness.Adayleh, who also serves as government spokesman, warned that authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating decisions” taken to contain the outbreak.Jordan says it has arrested at least 1,600 people for violating the curfew, which imposes heavy penalties and has been in force since last month. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iran to restart ‘low-risk’ economic activities soon Apr 06, 2020 0 312 Lebanon repatriates nationals in rare flights despite virus Apr 06, 2020 0 320 Five killed in shelling of women’s prison in embattled Yemeni city Apr 06, 2020 0 133 Turkey exempts young workers from confinement order AFP Istanbul Turkey on Sunday said working youth, including seasonal agricultural labour, will be exempted from a confinement order imposed as part of tougher measures against the coronavirus outbreak. President .. Egypt bans public charity banquets during Ramadan amid pandemic DPA Cairo Egyptian authorities have banned public charity banquets, an age-old feature of the Islamic month of Ramadan, in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, state media reported on Sunday. .. Libya’s ex-premier Jebril dies of Covid-19 Cairo Libya’s former prime minister Mahmoud Jebril died on Sunday after developing Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, Libyan media reported. His death, in a Cairo hospital at the age of 68, .. Exhumation of 30,000 bodies in Rwandan mass grave begins DPA Kigali Exhumation of about 30,000 bodies from a dam outside Rwanda’s capital of Kigali began on Sunday, more than a quarter century after the genocide in which more than 800,000 people were killed. “So far, 50 bodies .. Nigerian prisoners killed after demanding release over Covid-19 fears DPA Lagos Four inmates on death row in Nigeria were killed during an altercation with prison staff after the government announced plans for early release due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, authorities have .. Israel detains Palestinian governor of Jerusalem again AFP Jerusalem Israel detained the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on Sunday over “illegal” activities, in at least the seventh time Adnan Ghaith has been arrested in less than 18 months. “Adnan Ghaith was detained .. Ethiopia reports first two deaths from coronavirus AFP Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Sunday announced the first two deaths of patients suffering from COVID-19, as officials ramped up testing to get a clearer picture of the outbreak there. The first victim was a 60-year-old ..