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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Jan. 17, 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin:

  • Hospitals are satiated with people infected with Covid-19, and healthcare sector is in trouble
  • Lebanon signs the final agreement with Pfizer to import Covid-19 vaccine
  • Lebanese are violating the lockdown decision all day long

Can you believe that a field hospital arrived in Lebanon on November 11 (67 days ago), and it hasn’t been installed to date. It is worth noting that it was possible to build a hospital during this period, however in Lebanon nothing is urgent, even though the country is in dire need for a bed not only for a field hospital.

It is no longer a secret that the delay in installing one of the two field hospitals in the south is due to the dispute between Hezbollah and the Amal movement. Thus, one of the conflict’s parties Nabih Berri, found that the solution is in installing the field hospital in Beirut. So he asked the Minister of Public Health to transfer the field hospital from Tyre to the Rafic Hariri University Hospital, or to Al Madina Al Riyadiya.

Thus, it can be said that the Lebanese officials were afraid from this new entitlement, because they rushed to search for a vacant bed and a field hospital, and to pass a law to import the vaccine.


  • Sawt Beirut International