Published: 2021-07-18 15:57
Last Updated: 2021-09-22 19:28
The Minister of Health Feras Hawari said Sunday that he expects an increase in the number of coronavirus infections in the Kingdom.
However, he stressed that the increase in the number of cases does not necessarily mean that Jordan has entered a third wave of COVID-19.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Health succeeded in increasing the number of beds in field hospitals, reaching 500 beds.
He also talked about coronavirus strains, saying that 85 percent of cases recorded in the Kingdom are infected with the Delta COVID-19 mutation and have not been vaccinated against the virus or have only received one dose of the vaccine.
Hawari pointed out that reducing the period between the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine would control the spread of the Delta strain.
Hawari said that after the Eid al-Adha holiday, citizens will be able to choose the vaccine they want to receive and without making a prior appointment.
He also said that those under the age of 12 will soon be able to receive the vaccine.
Hawari lastly denied rumors which said that Jordan is not ready to reopen schools, stressing that 80 percent of the educational staff have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.