New regulations for Ramadan to be announced Monday

Lights decorate the streets of downtown Amman. (Photo: JNews/Muhammad Maghayda)
AMMAN — The government will announce on Monday a set of decisions regarding restrictions during the month of Ramadan, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Sakher Dudin said on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

In remarks to Jordan News, said that a number of proposals, based on the demands of citizens and merchants, are listed for endorsement on the agenda of the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, adding that he expects the Cabinet to approve the measures, as they do not impact public health regulations and social distancing requirements.

Among these measures, according to Dudin, is allowing people to attend maghreb (sunset) and fajr (sunrise) prayers on foot at mosques, while adhering to health and precautionary protocols, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

Another proposal would allow facilities to remain open until 7pm, instead of 6pm, and permit delivery services to operate after midnight, according to the minister.

Dudin, however, said that it is unlikely that the new decisions would allow for holding ishaa (evening) and tarawih (special optional prayers held in Ramadan following ishaa prayers) prayers in mosques.