MOH discusses black fungus, reassures Jordanians

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-01 14:21

Last Updated: 2021-10-25 20:09


MOH discusses black fungus, reassures Jordanians
MOH discusses black fungus, reassures Jordanians

The Secretary-General at the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Epidemic Affairs, Adel Al-Belbisi, said Tuesday that black fungus is not contagious at all, and it occurs as a result of immune deficiency, especially for people who have an "uncontrolled" sugar levels.

In his interview with Amen FM radio, Belbisi stressed that this disease is not transmitted from one person to another, stressing that the MoH is closely following upon all the news about the black fungus worldwide.

Regarding coronavirus immunity, Belbisi said that a person will not have immunity until 21 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.

He added that everyone's commitment to the imposed procedures contributes to the continuation of the reopening of sectors and the lifting of restrictions in the coming period.

He pointed out that starting from Aug. 1, all procedures will be linked to taking the vaccine, adding that the MoH will take measures against those who refuse to receive the vaccine, to protect people in public institutions and establishments.

Additionally, Belbisi indicated that these measures include PCR tests at the individual's own expense every week in order to protect others from infection in public institutions and establishments.

In terms of the third COVID-19 wave, Belbeisi said, "We must be prepared for the worst, and preparing for the next wave is better than not being prepared."