Jordan may be at beginning of new COVID-19 wave: Hijjawi

Jordan

Published: 2022-01-10 20:34

Last Updated: 2022-01-21 17:04


Jordan may be at beginning of new COVID-19 wave: Hijjawi
Jordan may be at beginning of new COVID-19 wave: Hijjawi

A member of the Epidemics Committee Bassam Hijjawi confirmed that failure to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures contributes to the spread of the Omicron variant.

Hijjawi told Roya Monday that there has been a noticeable increase in the percentage of positive PCR test results during the past two days.

He indicated that Jordan may be at the beginning of a new COVID-19 wave, which requires adherence to preventive measures and receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

Hijjawi confirmed that the Delta variant is still prevalent in Jordan.

He pointed out that the percentage of infection with the Omicron variant reached 15 percent last week, noting that it is expected to rise.

Hijjawi lastly stressed that in Jordan we are still at the beginning of the Omicron wave.

Monday, Jordan recorded 17 deaths and 2,789 new coronavirus cases.