(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) -- The government will be more transparent and will deliver "accurate, honest and detailed" information to the media and the people, Prime Minister Bishr Khasawneh vowed Wednesday.
In a coronavirus briefing held Wednesday at the Prime Ministry, Khaswaneh said "this government is a task government and will not shy away from making informed and scientific decisions, irrespective of how tough or painful they might be."
He acknowledge that imposing a full lockdown on Fridays and Saturdays is a "painful decision" but a necessary one.
On the heinous crime that occurred Tuesday against a 16-year old child in Zarqa, Khasawneh said the crime "shook the conscience of every Jordanian due to how ugly it was," stressing that the government will resort to the court and invoke the strictest laws to penalize the perpetrators and deter others.
He said that His Majesty King Abdullah is following up on the misfortunate incident as he is highly keen on being on top of everything related to the safety of the people and on upholding the rule of law.
Going back to the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact, Khaswaneh said "we are facing an epidemiological situation that has constituted a challenge for the entire world as governments strive to develop and adapt to deal with this epidemiological challenge and all its variants.
"We will adopt the same approach because the nature of the pandemic necessitates that we try to do our best, we will succeeded many times and fail sometimes. But our approach will be to serve the homeland and the citizen, and materialize the aspirations of His Majesty the King and his high hope and big pride in the Jordanian citizen as a key partner even in combatting the pandemic..."
He highlighted that the private sector provides not only support in combatting the coronavirus pandemic but it also assists the government on the executive plan that it had committed to submit to His Majesty the King within 100 days.
The government will be responsible for implementing the plan within agreed on timeframe and measurement tools. The Premier said that the private sector is a key partner in the process of development.
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