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‘Amman hospitals prepared to deal with potential wave’

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A health worker prepares to give the COVID-19 vaccine in an undated photo. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Head of the Parliamentary Health Committee Farid Haddad on Saturday said that hospitals in Amman are well prepared to deal with the epidemiological situation, and that hospitals in the northern and southern governorates need to improve their readiness, according to Khaberni website.اضافة اعلان

In a TV interview, Haddad had said that PCR results must be issued speedily, warning of the impact of serious COVID-19 waves on the health system.

Around 20,000 COVID cases were registered among students over the past two weeks, none of them needing to be admitted to intensive care units, said Haddad, stressing the importance of finding a mechanism to vaccinate children.

Earlier on Friday, the Ministry of Education had announced that the parents of about 37,295 students agreed to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The ministry also said that 136,855 students received the first jab, while 102,635 received both, and that about 2,168 students were vaccinated due to the campaigns and initiatives conducted by the ministry during the past two weeks.

The Ministry of Education had urged parents to accept that their children aged 12-17 be vaccinated.

Statistics by the ministry indicate that the positivity rate among students, teachers and administrators reached 0.008 percent.

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