Current wave ‘should end before Ramadan’

1. Hijjawi Omicron
(Photo: Ameer Khalefih/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Member of the National Epidemiological Committee Bassam Hijjawi said that the current wave should end before the start of Ramadan and that Jordan will witness a significant decrease in the number of infected during that period, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Hijjawi said that the ease of restrictions imposed by the pandemic will apply everywhere, including in mosques and all other facilities, provided that Defense Order 35, which stipulates that only citizens that received two doses of the vaccine and adhere to public safety measures may enter public premises.

Hijjawi said that the epidemiological situation indicates that the peak of the current wave was reached on February 11, when the number of infections reached 22,700, and the positivity rate was 30 percent, adding that “the pandemic is still going on and a new mutant may appear that, we hope, will not spread faster than Omicron”.

In the context of elections and in-person education, Hijjawi said that elections are a constitutional right and citizens wishing to vote should do so but not without having taken the two doses of vaccine and following public safety protocols, and that the return to schools may raise the number of infections, but it will not pose a threat to the educational process.

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