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Jordan’s Vulnerable Will Pay the Price for Protecting Businesses

Click to expand Image  People shop for vegetables at the main market in Karak, Jordan, after a curfew was lifted for some southern cities Wednesday, April 22, 2020. © AP Photo /Raad Adayleh Like many governments around the world, Jordan has been forced to take urgent economic measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In April, it used emergency decrees to alter labor and social security laws, and on May 31, it further loosened labor protections. Private employers in sectors most affected by the pandemic can now fire or cut the salaries of employees who cannot work remotely by up to 60 percent…

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