Jordan says to lift ‘most’ coronavirus restrictions Jun 05, 2020 0 183 12345 AFPAmmanJordan announced Thursday it will lift most restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with mosques, restaurants and churches allowed to reopen.There will be “a period of general easing” of the lockdown, Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz told reporters on Thursday.Information Minister Amjad al-Adayleh said most restrictions imposed over the last two months to rein in the virus would be lifted from Saturday. The announcements come amid a decline in confirmed new infections to less than 10 per day over the last week.Jordan has confirmed a cumulative total of 765 cases of the respiratory disease in the kingdom, of which just nine have been fatal.Mosques, churches, ports, business activities, restaurants and cafes will be allowed to re-open and travel between cities will also be authorised from Saturday, authorities say.Tourism activities will also be allowed for Jordanian residents, with internal flights resuming and hotels re-opening.But schools, universities and cinemas will stay closed and a suspension of international flights will remain. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began Jun 05, 2020 0 674 Head of Libya unity govt says ‘determined’ to control whole country Jun 05, 2020 0 682 Africa CDC tries to ramp up coronavirus tests as lockdowns ease Jun 05, 2020 0 856 Woman responsible for 42 Covid infections in Lebanon, says minister Beirut A Lebanese woman who recently returned from Saudi Arabia is responsible for infecting 42 people with Covid-19 in the village of Barja, south of Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Thursday. Hassan called .. Syrian ground defences confront Israeli airstrikes: State media Damascus Syrian ground defences confronted an Israeli air attack in the countryside of north-western Hama province, Syrian state media reported late Thursday. The state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said the Israeli .. Palestinians refuse tax money from Israel, accusing it of ‘blackmail’ DPA Tel Aviv/Ramallah The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to accept the 200-million-dollar monthly tax revenues collected by Israel, accusing it of “blackmail.” Its refusal to accept the money, .. S African govt to appeal court judgement declaring lockdown rules ‘invalid’ AFP Johannesburg South Africa’s government on Thursday said it would appeal a court ruling that struck down a raft of coronavirus lockdown regulations. A provincial division of the High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour .. Nigerian army kills almost 400 bandits during land, air operation Lagos Soldiers have killed almost 400 bandits during land and air offensives in northern Nigeria, the army said on Thursday. The criminals had attacked and killed civilians during raids on villages in the region, army ..