Eased COVID-19 measures take effect March 1 — Hawari

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AMMAN — Minister of Health Firas Al-Hawari issued a circular stating that easing COVID-19 restrictions will go into effect as of March 1.  Eased measures include reducing quarantine time to 5 days without the need to undertake another PCR test at the end of quarantine, according to Alrai news.اضافة اعلان

Under the new measures, people who have been in contact with infected persons are not required to quarantine, and PCR tests are no longer mandatory for Jordanians or visitors arriving in the Kingdom at airports, or by land and sea crossings.  Furthermore, PCR tests are no longer a requirement for the attendance of concerts and weddings, provided that there is no violation of Defense Order No. 35, which requires that people have received two shots of vaccine as a condition to enter public and private facilities.

Hawari said other measures include in-person education even in the event of a rise in COVID-19 cases of up to 10 percent.  Instead of going back to online education, students and teachers with COVID-19 will be isolated for 5 days as of the date of a positive e PCR test, without the need to get tested again to go back to school at the end of five days.

Under the new measures, a weekly report of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom will be issued instead of reporting on the number of infections on daily basis.

Hawari noted that the pandemic has not come to an end and any related decisions will depend on the international status of the pandemic, stressing that the only way to beat COVID-19 is vaccination. 

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