Official: Returning to normal life in Jordan may take two months


Published: 2020-05-12 11:38

Last Updated: 2020-05-12 13:20

Official: Returning to normal life in Jordan may take two months
Official: Returning to normal life in Jordan may take two months

Returning to normal life in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic may require two months while maintaining the right health and social behaviors, the official overseeing the coronavirus situation in the northern governorates, Wael Hayajneh, said on Monday, May 11. 

During a teleconference lecture at the Irbid National University, titled "The Emerging Coronavirus, an Opportunity from the Scene," Hayajneh stressed the need to adhere to social distancing and defence orders, indicating that the strict measures in this stage are better.

Hayajneh added that Jordan's actions in dealing with corona can be circulated globally.

During the lecture, Hayajneh presented the types and stages of the virus, its incubation period, comparisons of the epidemiological situation in Jordan, the neighboring countries and the world, how it's transmitted to humans, the examination methods, how the virus is formed in the human body and how it destroys the cells and immunity of the human body to fight it, its symptoms during the infection period and after recovery, in some cases.

He stressed the importance of practicing social distancing, as when someone infected with the virus sneezes or coughs, liquid droplets packing viruses can travel as far as one meter through the air and descend on another person's nose or mouth.

The official pointed out that "the corona pandemic has benefited the whole world, where distance learning for all specializations was practiced. We will find later studies that did not previously exist and modern technology will differ after the corona crisis."

In responding to some questions asked by the attendees, Hayajneh stressed the importance of establishing an epidemiological institute in Jordan, confirming that among the reasons for the small number of cases in Jordan is that youth are the majority in Jordan, in addition to the advanced health system and the quality of health services.

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