The Head of the National Center for Disease Control, Haider Al-Sayeh, confirmed that the fourth wave of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus has receded quickly and without damage, compared to the third wave of the Delta variant.
Al-Sayeh attributed the decline of damage and the weakening of its impact to the vaccination campaigns launched by the center, which prompted him to ease some precautionary measures and allow the return of school classes, noting that whoever took the vaccine will not be asked to take a PCR test when leaving or coming to the country.
He praised the medical and aide medical staff, administrators, ambulance personnel, and all workers in the isolation and filtration centers, after they stopped their sit-in without receiving their rewards and rights that the center was unable to pay.
Al-Sayeh announced in mid-January that the country had entered the fourth wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, after the spread of Omicron, proposing to divide the country into health areas to confront the wave, due to the inability to set comprehensive conditions for all of the country, and the specificity of each region in terms of the spread of the pandemic.
The center considered the city of Tripoli a red zone, after the number of cases reached more than 900 per 100,000 citizens, which prompted the education control in the city to suspend classes temporarily to exacerbate the epidemiological situation inside educational institutions before infection rates gradually decreased.
The National Center launched a vaccination campaign to confront the extension of the fourth wave, which lasted for ten consecutive days, and succeeded in raising the number of vaccinated people in the country to more than 3 million, after the total cumulative infections reached 492,154 cases and 6000 deaths.