Jordan’s interior and justice ministers were sacked Sunday for breaching health regulations to stem the spread of coronavirus
The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a statement from the royal palace.
They are accused, according to a government source, of “having violated the emergency law” put in place to curb Covid-19.
The Jordanian news website Ammon claimed interior minister Samir Mobaideen and justice minister Bassam Talhuni had attended a dinner in a restaurant in Amman with a total of nine people, when the law allowed a maximum of six.
Tawfiq Krishan, deputy prime minister and in charge of local administration, was appointed as the new interior minister.
Ahmed Ziyadat, State Secretary for Legal Affairs, was named as justice minister.
Following a surge in virus cases, Jordan toughened this week its Covid-19 restrictions, returning to rules imposed in March last year, and which were only eased last month.
Jordan, which began vaccinations last month, has officially recorded more than 386,000 novel coronavirus cases and 4,675 deaths out of a population of 10.5 million people.
A Nigerian reacting to this news, said a country that has a working system has no one who is above the Law .
However it could only take the grace of the Almighty for this to happen in my country, refering to Nigeria
Her Comment stirred alot of controversial opinions on the internet, she had a lot of supporters while a lot of youngsters who saw themselves agent of change in Nigeria countered her saying that this isn’t beyond Nigeria, Just give us time
Accolades kept flowing the streams of the internet for the youngsters who believed beyond reasonable doubt that Nigeria can have a working system