Jordan reopens main airport after six-month shutdown to combat coronavirus

SourceArab News

Author: Tue, 2020-09-08 23:24 AMMAN: Jordan resumed regular international flights on Tuesday after being suspended for nearly six months because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, officials said. They said Queen Alia international airport would initially handle six flights a day before expanding to ensure that airport authorities can enforce strict social distancing and other health rules. The government had repeatedly postponed reopening Jordan’s main airport, a regional hub which normally handles around nine million passengers annually, over fears that travelers could bring about an increase in infections. Health workers wait for the passengers to check them at Queen Alia International Airport after a regular international flights resume after a closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amman, Jordan, Sept. 8, 2020. (The Prime Ministry Office via Reuters) The airport, however, was open for repatriation more...