No new measures to be taken following increase in COVID-19 cases: Shhoul

Jordan

Published: 2022-01-24 19:29

Last Updated: 2022-05-25 23:11


No new measures to be taken following increase in COVID-19 cases: Shhoul
No new measures to be taken following increase in COVID-19 cases: Shhoul

Monday, Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Al-Shboul said that the government is not considering imposing new measures following the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Jordan.

In an exclusive statement to Roya, Shboul confirmed that the Omicron variant has spread very quickly in all countries of the world.

He added that the health system in Jordan is excellent, and vaccinations are available in sufficient quantities, and therefore everyone is responsible to protect themselves from the risk of infection with the virus.

Regarding the decision to postpone the second semester to mid-February, Shboul explained that the decision came as a result of Jordan entering a new wave of the virus coinciding with the return of students to schools, and this came to protect children from the virus.


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Earlier Monday, Mohammed Hassan Al-Tarawneh, an expert in chest diseases and critical care, said that Jordan is still at the beginning of the fourth COVID-19 wave and has not reached its peak yet.

He said that the number of daily coronavirus cases in Jordan could reach 20,000, and the PCR positivity rates to over 30 percent.

Tarawneh indicated that the actual number of COVID-19 infections is much higher than the announced.

He stressed the need not to underestimate the danger of the Omicron variant, calling on the government to tighten its control within the framework of defense orders, especially since 85 percent of infections do not show symptoms.


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Monday, Jordan recorded 15 deaths and 11,478 new coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the crisis to 1,152,526.

The daily positive PCR test rate reached 22.98 percent on Monday.