Selin ATAY-TDO- In Jordan, Interior and justice ministers attended a private dinner of what activists described as a ‘Last Supper’. The ministers resigned at the request of Prime Minister Bashir al-Hasawne for contravening the novel type of coronavirus (Covid-19) measures. The resignation of the Interior Minister Samir Mobeideen and Justice Minister Bassam Talhouni was accepted, the Jordanian Royal Court said.
The two ministers met at a dinner invitation at a restaurant hours before the sweeping ban imposed on Friday in the country began, Jordanian local media reported. Their duties were terminated because the ministers did not comply with the nineteenth defence order, which allowed only six people to gather at the same table.
The two ministers refused to accept media reports that they had violated defense orders and had met with 9 guests. Ministers claimed they did not stay for more than 45 minutes at dinner, did not breach the Friday ban, which came into force at 21.00 pm for businesses and 22.00 pm for individuals, and complied with the social distance rule.