September 23 2023 8:19 AM E-paper Newsletter Subscribe Sign in My Account Sign out

Measures proposed to drive vaccination turnout

(Photo: Unsplash)
AMMAN — The National Center for Security and Crisis Management on Wednesday issued a list of proposed measures to stimulate public and private sector workers to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.اضافة اعلان

Should they go into effect, the new measures would ban those who have not received the vaccine from entering public facilities, shopping malls and most service sector institutions, whereas those who have been immunized would have access to all public facilities, parks movie theatres and  sports matches.

The measures would also require both public and private sector employees to test for coronavirus every Saturday, at their own expense, as of June 1.

Private sector institutions that have not vaccinated their employees, with “at least” the first COVID jab, would have to close their doors, starting August 1, while those that have vaccinated less than 80 percent of their employees would be restricted to operating with 50 percent of their staff, as of June 1.

Under the suggested measures, visitors to the Kingdom who present proof of having received both COVID-19 shots would be exempted from a mandatory PCR test, starting May 15, with exception of arrivals from countries struck by mutated strains of the virus.

Read more national news