WHO advises Jordan regarding return of in-person education


Published: 2022-02-09 17:07

Last Updated: 2022-07-04 12:24

WHO advises Jordan regarding return of in-person education
WHO advises Jordan regarding return of in-person education

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday advised Jordan regarding the return of in-person learning amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.

WHO’s director of Infection Risk Prevention Program in the Middle East Abdul Nasser Abu Baker said that the organization is advising Jordan to return to in-person education in schools to give students a chance to resume their education.

Abu Baker stressed the importance of having safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, like adhering to public safety measures such as social distancing and increasing vaccination among the school staff.

He stressed that all vaccines are effective, calling on everyone to receive the vaccine.

Regarding home quarantine, Abu Baker expressed his confidence that Jordan has a reasonable point for decreasing the home isolation period.

Abu Baker pointed out that decreasing the home isolation period is just a recommendation, noting that WHO still emphasizes the necessity of having a 14-day home quarantine period.

According to Abu Baker, every country must have a way to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and consider the risks in determining the quarantine period.

He added that WHO is currently studying with experts the available information to amend the isolation period.

The regional manager of WHO Ahmed Manthouri said that several recommendations regarding COVID-19 isolation period came from a variety of global entities.

“WHO is examining the situation from a scientific perspective, in ways that coincide with individuals and communities,” Manthouri said.