Shboul: Gov't mulls extending Defense Order No. 28

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AMMAN - State Minister for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul, on Thursday, announced that the government is considering the possibility of extending Defense Order No. 28 which is related to the debtor’s imprisonment, for a specific period of time and will be announced later.اضافة اعلان

He told Petra that the government, as part of its efforts to confront the epidemiological situation, has taken a number of additional precautionary measures based on the recommendations approved by the National Committee for Epidemics.

Shboul, who is also the Government's Official Spokesperson, indicated that the procedures included obligating all guests and attendees of parties and gatherings to conduct a PCR test before 48 hours, they are also required to obtain two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and no more than six months should have passed since the individual’s second dose.

Any case suspected of having the new variant will be institutionally quarantined in a hotel inside Amman until the final result of the examination or genetic sequencing testing for the virus appears, Shboul added.

The decisions, also noted that if the test turns out positive, the patient will be isolated for a period of 14 days, but if the case is confirmed to be infected with Omicron, then the case is institutionally isolated in a hotel in Amman for a period of 14 days, during which a PCR examination is carried out on the fifth day to follow up, he said.

All arrivals via land, air and sea borders will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test, regardless of their vaccination status, Shboul noted.

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