Threat of COVID-19 epidemic still present despite Jordan's success

Jordan

Published: 2020-07-15 14:42

Last Updated: 2020-07-15 17:25


Threat of COVID-19 epidemic still present despite Jordan's success
Threat of COVID-19 epidemic still present despite Jordan's success

Jordan’s success in controlling the coronavirus has been impressive and far surpassed expectations, however, the epidemic continues and could return to the Kingdom, the government has warned.

The Kingdom would not have succeeded in facing the coronavirus epidemic had it not been for the efforts of all, said Assistant Secretary-General for Public Health Care, Adnan Ishaq.

"The Jordanians abided by the instructions and procedures of the Ministry of Health, which enabled the Kingdom to be at a moderate level of risk," Ishaq told Anadolu Agency.

Ishaq said that "despite the decrease in the number of cases in Jordan, the risk of the pandemic is still high”, stressing that everyone should adhere to the procedures of prevention, wearing masks, and physical distance.

"The total laboratory tests conducted by epidemiological investigation teams amounted to 477,448 since the discovery of the epidemic last March,” he said.

According to Ishaq, the COVID-19 crisis caused by the spread of the virus has significantly improved the medical sector in terms of equipment and supplies, in addition to refining the expertise of medical personnel on how to deal with the epidemic.

After eight days free of local infections on Tuesday, Jordan recorded 15 new coronavirus cases, one of which was local, bringing the total number of cases recorded since the start of the epidemic to 1,198 cases.