COVID-19 cases and deaths declining for nine consecutive weeks: Obeidat

Jordan

Published: 2021-01-27 18:07

Last Updated: 2021-03-06 04:23


COVID-19 cases and deaths declining for nine consecutive weeks: Obeidat
COVID-19 cases and deaths declining for nine consecutive weeks: Obeidat

The Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat Wednesday said the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Kingdom has been steadily declining for nine consecutive weeks.

He pointed out that in order for the improvement in the COVID-19 situation to continue, citizens must adhere to health and safety measures. Face masks must be worn properly in order to be protected. He reiterated the need to wash hands with soap carefully and often.

He pointed out that more than 160 cases of the new coronavirus strain have been detected in Jordan. He added that the mutated variant does not compromise the effectiveness of vaccines, adding that the national vaccination campaign in Jordan is going as planned.

A new field hospital will open in Irbid next week, he added.

The head of the coronavirus portfolio Wael al-Hayajneh said he is grateful for people’s compliance with preventive health measures.

On Feb. 4, the ministry will start giving people the second dose of the vaccine. He added that approximately 340,000 people have registered for vaccination in Jordan.

He said “We are committed to a fair distribution of the coronavirus vaccines between Jordanians and residents.”

The ministry has contacted nearly 7,500 people who received the vaccine and no one reported serious symptoms.