Gov’t to roll out new epidemiological surveillance measures

A health worker administers a COVID-19 PCR test at a testing center in Amman. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Health authorities will collect random samples from arrivals at all border crossings and airports to detect any new mutations of the coronavirus, as part of a package of new epidemiological investigation and surveillance procedures that will go into force next week, said Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health for Epidemiological Affairs Adel Balbisi.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Balbisi said Wednesday that the new measures also include integrating coronavirus in a seasonal influenza surveillance system used in four hospitals and three health centers in the Kingdom to detect the coronavirus in samples collected periodically to investigate the influenza virus.

He urged unvaccinated people to get the shot, saying that immunization against the respiratory disease prevents severe sickness, and thus hospitalization.

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