No decision made regarding closures, lockdowns yet: Kharabsheh

Jordan

Published: 2021-02-22 21:03

Last Updated: 2021-07-23 03:10


No decision made regarding closures, lockdowns yet: Kharabsheh
No decision made regarding closures, lockdowns yet: Kharabsheh

The head of the Epidemic Assessment Committee Saad al-Kharabsheh said no decision has been made regarding closures and lockdowns, adding that the National Committee for Epidemics is currently evaluating the COVID-19 curve in the Kingdom.

He told Roya that he expects that half of Jordan's population is at risk of contracting coronavirus, pointing out that the infection rate has reached 40 percent.

Regarding vaccines, he explained that supply is scarce in many countries of the world, including Jordan. He added that approximately 100 countries have not received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He attributed the high number of coronavirus cases this week, as well as the increase in the percentage of daily positive PCR test rate, to the fact that Jordan has entered a new wave at the beginning February.