Jordan will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine unless approved by WHO: Hayajneh

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Published: 2020-11-20 11:29

Last Updated: 2020-11-20 11:39


Jordan will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine unless approved by WHO: Hayajneh
Jordan will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine unless approved by WHO: Hayajneh

The Head of the Coronavirus Portfolio at The Ministry of Health, Wael Al-Hayajneh, announced Friday that the number of coronavirus infections in the Kingdom are still high, and the rate of positive cases is around 22 percent.

He said the increase in the number of infections from 3,000 to 5,000 on a weekly basis does not constitute a high increase.

He added that Jordan will not introduce any vaccination to the market unless it is officially approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

When the vaccine arrives to Jordan, Hayajneh explained the priority groups will be medical and nursing staff, and people with chronic diseases.