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Jordan reopens major border crossing with Syria to truck traffic

The Jaber-Nassib crossing has reopened for the first time since it was closed in August.
Vehicles wait to cross into Syria at the recently reopened Nassib border post in the Deraa province,at the Syrian-Jordanian border south of Damascus on November 7, 2018. - Syrian regime forces retook control of the Nassib border crossing from rebels in July, and last month reopened it after a three-year closure, allowing Jordanians to dash over for cheap shopping. (Photo by LOUAI BESHARA / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images)

After the coronavirus forced Jordan to close its border crossing with Syria for more than a month, the government announced its reopening to truck traffic on Sunday.

Jordan closed all of its land crossings to travelers in March, keeping the borders open only for trade. But after truck drivers entering Jordan from Syria were blamed for an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Jordanian government sealed off the Jaber-Nassib crossing entirely in mid-August. 

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