Jordan’s king hails anti-coronavirus battle on 74th Independence Day

King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday commended all efforts exerted by the country’s various bodies in the battle against COVID-19.

The king made the remarks in an address to the nation on the occasion of Jordan’s 74th Independence Day.

“Our battle with coronavirus is one of those tough tests that have shown the efficiency of the state, its enduring institutions, and the strength of its army and security forces,” the king said in the address, according to a statement by the Royal Court obtained by Xinhua.

An official celebration was held in Jordan on Monday to mark the Independence Day.

Jordan won its full independence from the British mandate and declared itself a kingdom on May 25, 1946.