COVID-19 vaccines to be free and non-compulsory: Obeidat

Jordan

Published: 2020-11-23 18:40

Last Updated: 2020-11-24 09:50


COVID-19 vaccines to be free and non-compulsory: Obeidat
COVID-19 vaccines to be free and non-compulsory: Obeidat

Minister of State for Media Affairs, Ali Al-Ayed, Minister of Health, Nathir Obeidat, and Head of the Coronavirus Portfolio at the MoH Wael Al-Hayajneh spoke at a Monday press conference about the COVID-19 situation in Jordan.

The Council of Ministers took a number of decisions related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the approval of the National Center for Epidemics and the postponement of the first phase of Military Service.

Obeidat said the increase in COVID-19 infections this week only amounts to a small precentage, meaning that the epidemic curve has begun to stabilize, adding that hospitals are still capable of admitting new COVID-19 patients.

Obeidat said that the COVID-19 vaccine, upon its arrival, will be free of charge to Jordanians and residents of the Kingdom, adding that it will not be compulsory.

He further stated that citizens who suffer mild symptoms may have different PCR test results.

Hayajneh added the percentage of positive PCR tests in Jordan is around 20 percent, and the number of patients being admitted into hospitals is slowing, which are further indicators of the curve stabilizing.