Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are home quarantine conditions imposed on?

How long does the home quarantine last for?

The duration of the home quarantine is an estimated 14 days, which may extend to 24 days. This is the incubation period of the virus before the onset of symptoms and when the person with it is contagious, since the virus may be contagious before any symptoms appear.

What are the advantages of adhering home quarantine?

I am coming from one of the countries where the cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, and I have high fever and shortness of breath, what should I do?

Does regular washing of the nose with a saline helps to prevent infection of COVID-19?

Can the new Coronavirus be transmitted by touching cash or credit cards?

What is the risk of developing COVID-19 on board?

Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. This is because of the air circulation mechanism and its filtering mechanism on planes and despite the reduced risk of developing COVID-19, travelers should try to avoid contact with patients, in addition to constantly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcoholic hand sanitizer.

Should travelling be cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19?

Are pregnant women more susceptible to infection with the Corona-2019 (COVID-19)? Are they more susceptible to severe cases of this virus?

Are pregnant women who work in healthcare, and look after people with coronaviruses (COVID-19) exposed to an increased chance of pregnancy complications?

Can coronavirus (COVID-19) be transmitted from an infected mother to a fetus or newborn?

The virus has not been detected in samples taken from the fluid around the fetus or breast milk. The virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads mainly through direct exposure to droplets from coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Studies have not yet confirmed whether the infection is transmitted from the mother to her baby during pregnancy or during childbirth. Whereas, the virus causing corona infection (COVID-19) was not detected in very limited case; that were studied for children born to infected mothers.

Do newborns of women with COVID-19 face the risk of having complications?

Based on a very limited number of cases, it was found that the fetus of mothers infected with the emerging coronavirus was born prematurely, but it is not known until today whether the preterm birth was caused by the infection of the virus corona-2019.

Could the infection of pregnant women or infants with corona virus-2019 cause long-term effects that affect infant health and growth?

So far, there is no information on the long-term health effects on infants who contracted the virus after birth or in utero, but in general preterm birth and low child weight at birth are associated with negative long-term health effects.

Does the infection of a mother with (COVID-19) affect the infant in breastfeeding cases?

Depending on the limited number of cases studied so far, no case was found in which the virus was found in breast milk, nor was any case in which the virus was transferred from the infected mother's milk to her infant, the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is possible through direct contact with the infected person, and this mainly occurs through droplets that spread during sneezing or coughing.

Is it possible for transmission of infection to occur from people who do not yet have symptoms?

The average incubation period for Covid-19 (the period between exposure to the virus (infection) and (emergence of symptoms)) is 5-6 days. However, it can be up to 14 days. In a small number of studies; data indicate that some people can show positive results for Covid-19, before symptoms appear. Consequently, people who are infected with the virus but do not have symptoms can transmit the infection.

What are the places we should wear the mask at?

Areas where it may be difficult to maintain a safe distance outside your home, or those that are poorly ventilated, such as:

  • Closed workplaces
  • Malls, supermarkets and shops of all kinds
  • Mobile communications companies
  • Banks and offices
  • Public transportation: Buses, taxis, and private vehicles where more than one person is present
  • Lounges and halls for all uses
  • Elevators
  • Hair salons and hair care shops
  • Planes

What are the situations / Cases in which the mask cannot be worn?

  • Children under the age of two
  • Anyone with difficulty breathing or unconscious
  • Anyone who cannot remove the mask without assistance (Mental of Physical disability)
  • When the mask is dirty, torn, or damaged in any way

What is the proper way to wear a mask?

  • Wash your hands immediately before wearing it
  • Avoid touching or moving the mask while wearing it
  • Make sure not to touch your face or eyes while wearing them
  • Make sure your hair does not touch your face or mask
  • Don't share the mask with others

What is the proper way to remove a mask?

  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the mask
  • Wash your hands immediately after removing them
  • Place the used mask directly in a plastic bag in a dry area until it is used again. (In case the mask is not required to be washed yet)
  • In case the mask is contaminated, wash it according to the manufacturer's instructions, and it is generally washed with soap and water at a high temperature (60 ° C or more) to be able to disassemble the proteins that make up the outer layer of viruses and germs, and make sure that they are placed in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area to dry Completely.
  • If you wash the mask and notice a change in the shape or fabric, dispose it properly in a closed trash can and replace it with another new one.

What are the things to avoid while wearing a mask?

  • Do not touch your face under the mask
  • Avoid touching the mask while wearing it
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Do not use a mask that is torn, clearly dirty, or damp, or if the ear loops or gaskets are damaged
  • Do not wear the mask itself for an extended period of time; It should be changed when wet
  • Do not share your mask with others
  • Don't wear a mask under your nose or chin
  • Don't remove the mask to talk to others and get yourself used to speaking loud and clear

How to maintain the effectiveness of the mask and thus protect you and your safety?

  • Always store the mask, use it, and / or dispose it according to the manufacturer's directions
  • Store your mask in a way that protects it from dirt or damage (for example in a dry closed paper envelope, a clean plastic bag, or a clean storage bag)
  • Place it in a dry and well-ventilated place
  • Specify masks storage bags for each person at home so that people won’t get mixed up and use each other’s masks accidentally
  • Don't let the mask give you a false sense of security. They should be used as an addition to other measures such as physical distancing whenever possible, and washing hands with soap and water for 30 seconds.

What are the things to consider before purchasing masks?

  • Ensure that the mask is purchased from a trusted entity with the necessary health approvals from the Jordanian Ministry of Health and the Jordanian Standards and Metrology organization
  • Keep in mind that you must verify that the mask contains multiple layers of fabric
  • Ensure that the mask is suitable for your face and allows you to breathe well and in a natural manner
  • Check manufacturer's information about how to wash, store, expiration date, and whether they fit your working hours and life style.
  • Ensure that the mask is:
    • Comfortably fit on both sides of your face and the area covering your nose and mouth
    • It can be attached with a hanger to the head and neck or ear rings
    • Includes multiple layers of fabric (minimum 3)
    • Allows breathing freely and comfortably
    • It can be washed and dried without causing damage to the fabric or changing its shape