Over 90 percent of COVID-19 infections in Jordan are with Delta strain: Hawari

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Published: 2021-08-02 19:46

Last Updated: 2021-09-18 21:29


Over 90 percent of COVID-19 infections in Jordan are with Delta strain: Hawari
Over 90 percent of COVID-19 infections in Jordan are with Delta strain: Hawari

Monday, the Minister of Health, Feras Al-Hawari, said that more than 90 percent of the coronavirus infections in Jordan are with the Delta strain.

This came during a meeting with the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ), in the presence of a number of journalists.

Hawari also talked about the pace of the coronavirus vaccination campaign in the Kingdom.

He pointed out that around 180,000 people over the age of 60 have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, stressing the need to receive the vaccine in order to limit the spread of the virus.

He said that those who are unable to reach vaccination centers, can be vaccinated inside their homes. He pointed out that more than 1,000 people have been given the vaccine inside their homes.

Hawari also indicated that Jordan has not recorded any deaths as a result of receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

He stressed that receiving the vaccine will remain optional.

Hawari also talked about the reopening of schools. He said there is no reason for us to hesitate to return to in-person education, stressing that in-person education is “a strategic goal towards which we are moving.”

Hawari lastly added that recent studies indicate that the worst-case scenario that could occur during the third COVID-19 wave is that Jordan begins confirming between 2,500 to 3,000 cases per day.