COVID-19 situation in Jordan does not call for returning to lockdowns: Hawari

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Published: 2021-11-20 17:32

Last Updated: 2021-11-27 13:01


COVID-19 situation in Jordan does not call for returning to lockdowns: Hawari
COVID-19 situation in Jordan does not call for returning to lockdowns: Hawari

Saturday, the Minister of Health Feras Al-Hawari confirmed the readiness of the health sector in the Kingdom to deal with the current coronavirus situation.

Hawari also stressed during the meeting of the Supreme Framework Committee to deal with the coronavirus pandemic which was held at the Prime Ministry that the epidemiological situation does not call for returning to any forms of closures and lockdowns that were previously imposed.

The Committee held a meeting on Saturday headed by the Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh.

Additionally, during the meeting, the Committee made recommendations to the Council of Ministers that included a set of COVID-19 measures, which included calling on everyone to receive the coronavirus vaccine and increase the inspection tours in public and private sectors.


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Earlier Saturday, member of the National Committee for Pharmacovigilance and coronavirus vaccines Dirar Balaawi told Roya that returning to COVID-19 closures depends on the coronavirus situation in the Kingdom.

Balaawi added that the epidemiological situation requires more caution, calling on citizens to adhere to the required health measures and receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Regarding the booster dose of the vaccine, Balaawi explained that the antibodies begin to decrease after 6-8 months, especially for those over the age of 65 and patients who suffer from chronic diseases, calling on them to take the booster dose

Nov. 10, the National Committee for Epidemics announced that the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to ages 18 and above, given that at least six months have passed following their second dose of the vaccine.