WHO recommends vigilance till pandemic properly evaluated

WHO. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director of Program Management in the Mediterranean region Rana Hajjeh asked Jordan no to relax the COVID-19 precautionary measures until the pandemic situation is properly evaluated, in view of the emergence of new variants, according to a local media outlet.اضافة اعلان

Hajjeh said that there are many new variants whose risk level was not yet determined, and stressed the efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccines. She also said that Jordan was among the first countries in the region to speed up the vaccination process, adding that it has vaccinated around 45 percent of the population so far.

According to Hajjeh, all countries, including Jordan, should evaluate the epidemiological situation and ways to deal with it. WHO, she said, recommends that Jordan vaccinate 70 percent of the population until the end of July.

The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Jordan last week decreased by 35 percent, while the number of PCR tests declined by 15 percent.

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