WORLD Jordan at critical stage as COVID-19 pandemic worsens: PM

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Jordan at critical stage as COVID-19 pandemic worsens: PM

Xinhua

07:02, February 22, 2021

AMMAN, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh warned on Sunday that the country is at a critical stage in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the situation is worsening.

People wait their turn to receive a dose of vaccine against the coronavirus COVID-19 disease, at a vaccination centre in the Jordanian capital Amman, on January 13, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

During his remarks at the Lower House, Khasawneh said the government will continue to pursue balance between public health and the economy, and preserving the health of all is always the priority.

Jordan reported 3,917 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest daily record in more than two months, raising the total number in the kingdom to 363,728.

Jordan also reported 11 more deaths from the virus, increasing the death toll from to 4,554.

In a statement obtained by Xinhua, the Jordanian health ministry said the positive rate of the COVID-19 testing has reached 15.6 percent in Jordan, which is considered high, and the cases have been on the rise since the start of February.

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