Published: 2021-02-23 16:07
Last Updated: 2021-03-02 16:51
Tuesday, member of the National Committee for Epidemics Munir Abu Hilala said that Jordan is in its fourth stage of the community spread of the coronavirus, describing the stage as the most 'severe.'
Community spread is when someone gets infected with the virus without knowing the source of the infection.
Abu Hilala told Roya that Jordan has been witnessing a huge increase in the number of positive cases. He said that is largely due to mutated coronavirus strains, which spread faster.
He called on citizens over the age of 50 to register on the Ministry of Health’s online platform to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
He said, "We saw the vast effect of vaccines in preventing deaths and the occurrence of severe COVID-19 cases."
Monday, the head of the Epidemic Assessment Committee, Saad Al-Kharabsheh, said in press statements that Jordan entered a new COVID-19 wave at the beginning of February.
Kharabsheh indicated that there is a fear that this wave will become more severe as the days progress, especially since most of the sectors have been reopened.
"It is known that in exchange for openness, there will be an increase in the number of coronavirus cases."