Jordan should impose “strict” COVID measures on China arrivals— epidemiologist

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AMMAN — On Monday, the former secretary-general of the Ministry of Health, epidemiologist Abdulrahman Al-Maani, called for imposing “strict measures” on arrivals to Jordan from China, a local news agency reported.اضافة اعلان

The epidemiologist recommended that airport tests be instituted for those arriving to the Kingdom from China, or that arrivals be tested no more than 48 hours after entering Jordan.

New COVID threats, new measures?Meanwhile, Secretary-general for Primary Health Care and Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health Raed Al-Shboul said the ministry had met with the Epidemiology Committee several days ago to discuss imposing new measures on arrivals from China due to the high number of coronavirus cases recorded in the East Asian country.

While no new decisions were confirmed during the meeting, the ministry is still studying taking new measures, he said, noting that the ministry has reviewed a number of possible scenarios based on information issued by the World Health Organization regarding COVID cases in China.

The ministry, Shboul said, is aware of the newest prevalent strain of COVID-19, a variant of the rapidly spreading Omicron strain, and is “not concerned by it”.

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