No country can declare end of pandemic — minister

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AMMAN — Minister of Health Firas Hawari has said that COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet, and that “no country can announce the end of the pandemic before it is formally announced by World Health Organization (WHO), Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

At the same time, according to Hawari, WHO will not announce the end of the pandemic anytime soon.

He said that despite the increase in respiratory infections, among both adults or children, only 14 people are currently undergoing treatment in hospitals for COVID-19 infections.

He added that there is now a resurgence of winter-related diseases, and pointed to the increase in the number of seasonal influenza cases in the US and the lack of medicines to treat them.

According to Hawari, field hospitals have become a strategic asset that is called upon whenever the need arises.

Hawari stressed that, at the height of the pandemic, the ministry opened six hospitals with a capacity of approximately 600 beds and having different specialties, and that the quality of services provided to citizens by the ministry has made a qualitative leap.

He also reminded that that the measures taken to deal with the pandemic have taken a toll on Jordanians.

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