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Faraiah and Obaidat…The respectable twosome

May 18,2020 - Last updated at May 18,2020

Al Ghad’s Fahd Kheitan said that Minister of Health Saad Jaber, and Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh have been in the forefront of the COVID-19 scene, not only by virtue of their ministerial posts, but for their balanced performances that brought Jordanians reassurance and the government credibility.

In addition to Jaber and Adaileh, another duo has taken centre stage during the crisis, whose roles are as important as the two ministers’, he said.

Kheitan highlighted that the duo is no other than director of operations at the Coronavirus Crisis Cell Brig. Gen. Mazen Faraiah and Spokesperson for the National Anti-Pandemic Committee Nazir Obaidat.

The writer said that Faraiah is a senior officer in the Jordanian Armed Forces-Arab Army, who in light of his line of work did not have any public presence, and that Obaidat is a renowned medical consultant.

He said that the crisis pushed the two men quickly to the forefront and burdened them with heavy tasks, as Faraiah took over the Crisis Cell through military assignment and Obaidat has been responsible for explaining the medical details that govern Jordan’s COVID-19 decisions to the public.

The columnist said that the twosome are yet to make one mistake, despite this being their first experience in the public arena, as Faraiah grants the crisis the seriousness, calculation and coordination it demands.

While Obaidat addresses COVID-19 developments with professionalism and without clashing with politicians and economists, whose interests might go against the National Anti-Pandemic Committee’s recommendations, Kheitan said.


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