After Jordan announced the registration of the first two cases of the Omicron mutant of the Corona virus, the head of the National Center for Epidemiology, Pioneer Al-Qutb, revealed that one of the infected people has no travel history, and he may have contracted the virus after it mutated in Jordan.
She explained in statements to local media today, Friday, that the transmission of the virus between people may lead to its mutation.
She also indicated that the discovered case of the person who did not travel, came through a routine examination of 5-10% of the samples to find out the mutants, as it was confirmed that he was infected with Omicron.
She added that the locally infected person may have been in contact with other people before his infection was discovered, noting the rapid spread of the mutated version.
She also drew attention to the fact that the health system in Jordan is still able to withstand injuries.
For its part, the National Center for Security and Crisis Management / Operations of the Corona Crisis Cell in Jordan revealed that “in light of the developments in the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom, it was decided to take more precautionary measures in the face of the arrival of mutant mutants in Jordan, specifically Omicron, as of December 12th.” .
The center said that all arrivals to the Kingdom must perform a PCR examination before traveling (within 72 hours), register on the GATEWAY2JORDAN platform and obtain a QRcode that authorizes them to board the plane, explaining that a PCR will also be conducted upon their arrival at one of the Kingdom’s airports. Children under the age of five are exempted from this decision.
It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization had announced two days ago that preliminary evidence indicates that the Omicron mutant may spread faster than Delta, but it causes less serious symptoms, but it stressed that it is premature to reach definite conclusions in this regard.