New COVID-19 mutations may appear but we will not go back: expert

Jordan

Published: 2022-06-20 22:24

Last Updated: 2022-06-27 23:01


New COVID-19 mutations may appear but we will not go back: expert
New COVID-19 mutations may appear but we will not go back: expert

Monday, Ibrahim Al-Bdour, head of the Education and Health Committee at the National Center for Human Rights, said that Jordan has witnessed a relative increase in COVID-19 cases in the past weeks but he described it as "not worrying."

He added that the epidemiological situation in Jordan is reassuring, as infections and deaths from the virus decreased in the past period.

He continued, "The virus is not over, and there are no viruses that will permanently disappear."

He pointed out that the Omicron variant spread at a high rate, which led to herd immunity as the majority of people got infected.

Additionally, Bdour stressed that the epidemiological situation in Jordan must still be monitored as the possibility of the emergence of new mutations remains.

"There is no need for concern and we have to be careful, but we will not go back to the way things were," he said, calling for everyone to receive two doses of the vaccine, in anticipation of the emergence of new mutations that Jordan may witness.

He lastly noted that the COVID-19 occupancy rate in hospitals is scarce, as well as a clear decrease in the number of deaths.