Published: 2021-02-21 20:40
Last Updated: 2021-03-04 15:27
During an interview on Roya's news bulletin Sunday, a member of the National Center for Epidemics Rima Hajjo stated that the pandemic curve in Jordan is accelerating in an unpleasant and "terrifying way."
Hajjo said that COVID-19 infections increased by 37 percent in the Kingdom compared to last week, and the cumulative number of cases exceeded 15,000, noting that the number of COVID-19 deaths witnessed an increase of 34 percent.
She called this "terrifying," while noting that indicators show that the health situation is "not good" and is getting "rapidly worse."
Hajjo added that the British COVID-19 mutation is establishing its prevalence in the Kingdom.
She stated that the overall coronavirus cases are spreading 50 percent more than it did in 2020.
Additionally, she called for the government to tighten restrictions in Amman, indicating that there are fears that COVID-19 infections in other governorates could mimic that of the capital, which is witnessing the highest rates of confirmed cases in Jordan.
She said, "One of the options that have proven successful may be isolating Amman [from other governorates] and tightening entry procedures."
Jordan recorded 11 deaths and 3,917 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.