Published: 2021-04-04 21:02
Last Updated: 2021-04-11 12:26
During a Sunday meeting headed by Deputy Ahmed Al-Sarahneh, the Parliamentary Health and Environment Committee discussed the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom.
During the meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Health Firas Al-Hawari and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases Adel Al-Belbisi and a number of specialists, attendees stressed the need to review the current procedures to come up with data that balances between economy and health.
Sarahneh stressed the importance of expediting the administration of vaccinations against the coronavirus, in order to reduce its spread, which will help achieve herd immunity.
He also stressed the need to reopen mosques during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
As for the health situation in the Kingdom, Hawari confirmed that the coronavirus curve began to decline, stressing that the total lockdown on Fridays and the extension of the night curfew hours contributed to the beginning of the flattening of the COVID-19 curve in Jordan.
Hawari indicated that the current coronavirus measures will be amended soon, which will affect citizens greatly.
He explained that the number of coronavirus deaths needs two more weeks to begin to decrease. Hawari said that the current wave is 30 percent more severe than the previous wave.
Hawari lastly added that the Ministry of Health has employed 2,500 nurses and data entry personnel to increase the capacity of the health sector.