New COVID-19 measures expected to be imposed by government: Source


Published: 2021-11-21 11:10

Last Updated: 2021-11-27 14:00

New COVID-19 measures expected to be imposed by government: Source
New COVID-19 measures expected to be imposed by government: Source

A source in the Epidemics Committee suggested that one of the strict COVID-19 measures that will be issued by the Supreme Framework Committee later Sunday will be to impose partial lockdowns on those who have not been vaccinated against the virus. However, this will happen in the event that occupancy rates in hospitals reach a certain percentage, according to what the source expected.

The source told Roya that the new measures will also include issuing a new mechanism to monitor the period of home-quarantine for those infected with the coronavirus, in addition to imposing fines on those who attend public places and the workplace without being vaccinated against the virus.

Regarding school students, the source clarified that the government is expected to start requiring receiving the vaccine for school students from the seventh grade to the twelfth grade if the student wishes to attend in-person education.

The source reiterated that the government is not considering returning to COVID-19 closures.

Earlier 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.

Jordan recorded 16 deaths and 1,855 new coronavirus cases Saturday.