Third COVID wave will be most severe: Former Health Minister

Jordan

Published: 2021-11-30 11:49

Last Updated: 2022-01-17 17:27


Third COVID wave will be most severe: Former Health Minister
Third COVID wave will be most severe: Former Health Minister

Tuesday, former Minister of Health, Saad Kharabsheh, said that the third wave of the coronavirus that is sweeping Jordan will be more severe than its predecessors.

Kharabsheh stressed, in an exclusive statement to Roya, that the current wave is considered more dangerous because life has returned to normal when all sectors were opened, especially in regards to face-to-face education, gatherings, and parties.

Kharabsheh noted that Jordan and its economy cannot handle any more closures, and what deepens the crisis is the emergence of the new variant omicron, which the WHO still knows nothing about.

Preventive health measures must be implemented, in addition to intensifying campaigns encouraging vaccinations, according to Kharabsheh.

“During the winter season, the number of infections is likely to increase, and there is nothing that can be done to prevent emergence of new mutations of the virus,” he added.