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Kuwait-based Arab fund approves USD 3.2 mln grant for Jordan - Amman govt.

AMMAN, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) approved a USD 3.2 million grant to help Jordan cover huge expenses of fighting spread of coronavirus, the government of Amman said Sunday.
The Jordanian government has been holding video-conference meetings with donor countries to seek urgent funding to forestall spread of the virus in health, educational and transport sectors, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Wessam Rabadhi said in a statement.
He thanked AFESD for its "constructive" support of development in Jordan.
The country registered 246 coronavirus cases, most of them came from abroad.
meanwhile, the Central Bank said it would allow banks and currency exchange bureaus to reopen during curfew hours as of Monday.
The bank's governor Ziad Fraiz said banks and currency exchange bureaus could open between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. but they should allow the minimum amount of employees.
The government imposed a full curfew on March 21, but reduce it to between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to allow people buy necessary needs. (end) mjb.bs