Published: 2021-06-14 20:49
Last Updated: 2021-07-25 10:27
Monday, the Minister of Health Firas al-Hawari told Roya that Jordan recorded one death from the Indian COVID-19 strain, adding that approximately 130 cases have been detected of different coronavirus mutations.
Hawari said the COVID-19 situation in Jordan has improved significantly, noting that one of the most important reasons behind the improvement is the gradual reopening of sectors.
He pointed out that some COVID-19 investigation teams were exposed to violence while collecting swabs for PCR testing, calling on citizens to cooperate with the teams who are doing their job.
Hawari stressed that the reopening of closed sectors depends on the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom. He said that he expected an increase in the number of infections as sectors reopen.
Regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, Hawari said the ministry innoculates more that 90,000 people per day.
He said that he expected the third wave not to exceed 3,000 cases per day, hoping that this will not happen and that things will remain under control.
He pointed out that the ministry has not made any decisions regarding giving people a third dose of any coronavirus vaccine or regarding vaccinating students.
Regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine, he noted that all the doses currently in Jordan, are intended as second doses for those who received the first dose.
"No country in the world has provided the variety of coronavirus vaccines provided by Jordan," he added.
Hawari said the priority in Jordan now is to deliver the vaccine to citizens and protect them.