Health Ministry implements PCR testing campaigns for mosque worshipers during Friday total lockdown

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-18 13:16

Last Updated: 2021-06-20 01:14


Health Ministry implements PCR testing campaigns for mosque worshipers during Friday total lockdown
Health Ministry implements PCR testing campaigns for mosque worshipers during Friday total lockdown

Friday, the Ministry of Health staff began carrying out campaigns to take nasal PCR tests to detect COVID-19 among worshippers going to mosques during the Friday total lockdown in Jordan.

Roya observed epidemic investigation teams taking samples and PCR tests for worshipers in front of mosques before performing Friday prayers.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health Ghazi Sharkas, said that testing worshipers before entering the mosque during Friday total lockdowns is purely precautionary in order to record and report positive cases.

If cases are confirmed, the individuals are then required to adhere to home isolation as stipulated by the Ministry of Health.

Sharkas explained that random testing has stopped, and the testing of worshipers during Friday prayers is to protect citizens, especially the elderly.