Ministry of Health closes COVID-19 testing centers in Kingdom

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AMMAN — Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari decided on Thursday to close all the coronavirus testing centers in the Kingdom, based on the recommendation by the National Committee for Epidemic Control.اضافة اعلان

The ministry also announced that is has decided to adopt a positive PCR test for the provision of coronavirus treatment and to rely on rapid test results for emergency cases only, according to a local media outlet.

COVID-19 sick leaves canceled
Additionally, five-day sick leaves for COVID-19 patients have also been canceled, and sick leaves will be granted according to the previously applied regulations and instructions.

High-risk groups are still encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters based on the recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Epidemiological Committee. 

Daily and weekly reports on the virus will also be canceled, and the disease will be treated by a similar monitoring program of infectious disease through the respiratory disease surveillance program.

The decisions come in response to the issuance of the Royal Decree to suspend the implementation of Defense Law No. 13 of 1992, and in light of WHO’s declaration made on May 5, declaring that the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency.

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