Published: 2021-01-08 21:44
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 10:15
The Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat Friday announced that Jordan will receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week, adding that the vaccination campaign could start next week as well.
He pointed out that Jordan may be among the first 40 countries in the world to start vaccination programs.
Obeidat pointed out that the government is not considering reimposing a long total lockdown, even if the number of coronavirus cases increases again.
He said that Jordan is witnessing, for the seventh consecutive week, a continuous decrease in the number of cases, which is an important and positive indicator. He added that other positive indicators include the percentage of positive PCR test results which has decreased.
Obaidat pointed out that the COVID-19 situation in Jordan is improving but citizens must not forget that the rest of the world is recording large numbers of cases. There are countries that are suffering and imposing lockdowns, therefore Jordanians must commit to all preventive measures.
Regarding the new virus mutations, he said so far there has been no change in the 'behavior of this virus.'