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Labour Ministry announces list of sectors hit hard by virus crisis

Tourism businesses top list, issued after reviewing status of all sectors — Labour minister

By JT - Nov 28,2020 - Last updated at Nov 28,2020

Labour Minister and Minister of State for Investment Affairs Maen Qatamin Saturday announced the monthly list of sectors and economic activities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic under Defence Order No. 6 and relevant circulars (Petra file photo)

AMMAN — Labour Minister and Minister of State for Investment Affairs Maen Qatamin Saturday announced the monthly list of sectors and economic activities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic under Defence Order No. 6 and relevant circulars. 

 The ministry said in a statement that the government’s decisions came in light of the ongoing halt of many sectors and economic activities, wholly or partially, due to the epidemiological situation and to mitigate the economic impact on the various sectors, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Qatamin said that a number of sectors were added to the list in view of their conditions and to help them overcome the economic repercussions of the pandemic, stressing that the monthly list is issued after reviewing the status of all sectors and economic activities through the ministries of Labour and Industry, Trade and Supply. 

 Topping this month’s list are: Tourism facilities, including Hajj and umrah agencies, tourist facilities within the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, recruitment agencies, domestic workers recruitment agencies, land and sea transport facilities, including international transport companies, aircraft supply and catering facilities, aircraft maintenance services, passenger services, duty free shops, branches of establishments operating at airports and border crossings, public transport entities, and event management companies. 

It also includes wedding halls and rental facilities for occasions, car rentals, vocational and technical training centres and academies, entertainment venues and public parks, cinemas and theatres, private sector museums, leather and weaving industries, Dead Sea products shops, university services offices, visa-issuing offices, clearance offices, aviation and aircraft maintenance training establishments, publication and distribution entities, popular restaurants and cafes, wood and furniture industries, clothing, footwear and accessories shops, newspapers, sports and entertainment clubs, swimming pools, bathhouses, sports centres and health clubs, Petra reported. 

 The list also includes ride-hailing and yellow cab companies, nursery and kindergarten facilities, educational and cultural centres, driving schools, school facilities, beauty salons, stationery shops and libraries, photography studios, media production studios, catering and beverage facilities for parties and conferences, billiard and snooker halls, recreational and sports centres, and electrical and electronic games shops.

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