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What to know about Defense Order 32

The order partly goes into effect on Thursday and mainly targets the public sector

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Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Sakher Dudin. (Photo: JNews)
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AMMAN — Part of Defense Order 32 will go into effect on Thursday, potentially affecting a wide swath of public sector employees. 

Per the order, every employee in the public sector who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or missed their appointment for a second dose must provide their boss with a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week, according to Al-Ghad. اضافة اعلان

Any public sector employee who does not do this is not allowed to join work, and the days in which he or she is not allowed to work are deducted from the balance of their annual leaves. Per the order, if annual leaves are exhausted, those days are deducted from an employee’s salary and allowances.

According to Defense Order 32, public sector drivers must obtain a negative PCR test that is valid for the days that they work, (no more than 72 hours must have passed since a driver’s last test).

Every driver of a public transport vehicle who violates this shall be punished with a fine of no less than JD100 and no more than JD500. In the event of repeated offenses, the maximum fine shall be applied.

Starting on August 15, new procedures for educational institutions and higher education institutions will enter into force in accordance with Defense Order 32, and regulations for the private sector will begin on the first of next month. Below are the rest of the rules and regulations.

Regulations to take effect as of August 5:
1. Every employee in the public sector who did not receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or missed their appointment for the second dose must bring a negative PCR test that is valid for a period of 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week and hand it over to their direct manager.

2.  A public sector employee who violates the provisions of paragraph (1) of this clause is not allowed to join work, and the days in which he is not allowed to work shall be deducted from his annual leave, and if he exhausts his annual leave, those days shall be deducted from his salary and allowances.

3. It is prohibited to issue any work permit or renew the annual residency of any person who has not received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or has missed an appointment for the second dose.

Regulations to take effect as of August 15
4. Every member of a faculty or administration at any higher education institution who did not receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or missed their appointment for the second dose must bring a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours daily on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week and hand the results over to their direct superior.

5. A faculty or administrative staff member who violates the provisions above are not allowed to join work, and the days in which they do not work shall be deducted from their annual leave. In the event that they exhaust annual leave, those days shall be deducted from their salary and allowances. A student who violates the provisions of the same paragraph may enter the university campus, and his absence from lectures is considered an absence without an excuse.

6. A member of educational institutions’ teaching and administrative staff in who did not receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for a second dose must bring a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours on Sunday and Thursday mornings of each week and hand it over to their immediate superior.

7. A member of the teaching or administrative staff who violates the provisions above is not allowed to join work, and the days in which they miss work shall be deducted from the balance of their annual leave. If annual leave is exhausted, those days shall be deducted from their salary and allowances.

8. Educational institutions and higher education institutions that violate the provisions above shall be punished with a fine of no less than JD1,000 and no more than JD3,000.


Regulations to take effect as of September 9:
9. Workers in private sector facilities who did not receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or missed the appointment for the second dose should bring a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours on the morning of Sunday and Thursday of each week.

10. A facility worker who violates the provisions above is not allowed to join work, and the days in which they are not allowed to work shall be deducted from their annual leaves, and if they exhausts their leave, those days shall be deducted from their wages.

11. The facility that violates the provisions above will be closed for a week if the violation is a first offense, and for two weeks if the violation is repeated.

For all persons who are obligated to conduct a PCR examination under the order, tests shall be carried out at the Ministry of Health’s examination centers free of charge.

Secondly, the Prime Minister may extend the provisions of this defense order or amend any of its provisions in light of the epidemiological situation by virtue of notifications he issues.
 
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