Eid Al Fitr to start in Jordan on Thursday

Virus curfew to be relaxed at the start of Eid Al Fitr in the kingdom

File photo: Shoppers attend a market on April 23, 2020, in the Jordanian capital Amman. AFP
File photo: Shoppers attend a market on April 23, 2020, in the Jordanian capital Amman. AFP

Jordanian authorities declared that Eid Al Fitr in the kingdom will start on Thursday May 13.

The official news agency said that a government religious committee has decided that Wednesday would be the last day of Ramadan.

The government said this week that a coronavirus curfew will ease at the start of Eid Al Fitr, citing reduced deaths and infections from the coronavirus in the last few weeks.

Instead of 7pm to 6am the curfew will be from 11pm to 6am, starting on Thursday.

Latest government data showed 33 new coronavirus deaths in Jordan in the last 24 hours, bring the number of people who officially died in Jordan from the pandemic to 9,125.

The total number of people registered by the government as having been infected with the virus in Jordan stand at 721,000.

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Published: May 12, 2021 01:33 AM

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