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New waves of COVID-19 in Jordan remain ‘possible’

(File photo: Ameer Khalefih/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Member of the National Epidemiological Committee Bassam Al-Hijjawi said that the Kingdom’s exposure to new waves of COVID-19 is “possible”, despite the stability of the number of cases which are less than 500 cases per week, and less than 5 deaths, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Hijjawi indicated that the Kingdom suffered from the Omicron strain of the virus, especially during the fourth wave, and if any new wave is caused by this variant, it will not have a significant impact on the Kingdom’s health system.

He pointed out that despite the current positive health indicators, the public should be careful and get vaccinated, wear masks, and follow health protocols.

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs Adel Al-Balbisi, responsible for the COVID-19 dossier, confirmed that it is too early to talk about the end of the pandemic, and that there are criteria for the World Health Organization to announce the end of the pandemic.

Epidemiologist Abdul Rahman Al-Maani said that the return of high rate of infections in some countries points to expectations of new waves, especially in countries that did not witness sufficient vaccination measures.

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