Jordan has reached 'reassuring' pandemic curve - Health official

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IRBID  — Jordan has reached a "reassuring" percentage in the COVID-19 pandemic curve, said Dr. Bassam Hajjawi, member of the National Epidemiological Committee, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان
He said that this has enabled the Kingdom to have a safe summer and start procedures for reopening sectors.

During a lecture delivered at the Pediatricians' Club in the North of the country recently, Dr. Hajjawi reviewed the pandemic's development in Jordan, and the measures taken to control the disease.

He spoke about the national vaccination program, which was launched in 1979, and which provides all the listed inoculations to all citizens and residents in Jordan free of charge.

Dr. Hajjawi said that the various health sector partnerships in Jordan helped boost the health system's resilience, which enabled it to deal with COVID-19 patients, reduce infection rates and related complications by constantly updating treatment protocols and working jointly to confront this pandemic.

Noting the health care sector's coordinated anti-pandemic response, he said the joint effort has yielded "positive" results that mitigated the pandemic's repercussions and reduced the period of blanket closures. All of this despite the false information and rumors that contributed to people failing to comply with approved preventive measures.

Despite the decline in COVID-19 cases to about seven percent, and deaths globally to ten percent, in recent weeks, the situation was shown to be "still dynamic, not globally controlled, and the danger stage isn't over yet," Dr. Hajjawi said.

He also stressed the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations and to ensure its equitable distribution to all countries worldwide in order to arrive at community immunity, all while maintaining precautionary measures.

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