Jordan, UN seek further cooperation over COVID-19

Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat took part at a COVID-19 partner meeting organized by Anders Pedersen, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan gathering Embassies, UN agencies, and other international organization accredited to Jordan.

 

During the meeting, Pedersen commended Jordan’s efforts for including all those living in Jordan, including all refugees, in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan.

 

He added that the United Nations and the International community will keep facilitating exchange of information, best practices, lessons learned on COVID-19 and continue supporting the Government of Jordan’s efforts based on the epidemiological situation.

 

Also during the meeting, Obeidat briefed the gathering on government’s efforts in responding to COVID-19 and the current status of the epidemic.

 

He responded to questions related to the reopening of schools, the new virus strains (“variants”) as well as to COVID-19 vaccines rollout, stressing that the government of Jordan is aiming at vaccinating as many people residing in Jordan as possible, so irrespective of nationality. “On behalf of the Government of Jordan I would like to thank you all for all the support provided to the Ministry of Health’ in responding to COVID-19, we really appreciate it” Obeidat said.

 

The WHO team provided an update about COVID-19 situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region and at the global level.

 

Maria Cristina Profili, WHO Representative to Jordan thanked Obeidat for joining the meeting with partners.

 

Profili commended Obeidat for the continued collaboration, pointing out that Jordan is being very well recognized for their efforts in responding to COVID-19 not only locally but as well at regional and global level.

 

“WHO and partners will make sure to keep on providing all the support possible to the Government of Jordan to continue the fight against COVID-19” Profili said.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency