| 18 May 2021, Tuesday | النسخة العربية

Araji urges citizens not to gather during Ramadan over COVID-19 concerns

“The drop in COVID-19 deaths and infections over the last few days is a good indicator, provided that we adhere to the precautionary measures because our economic and health situation can no longer tolerate what we are living today,” the head of the parliamentary health committee said.

MP Assem Araji noted, during talks with Voice of Lebanon radio on Wednesday, that “large gatherings will be held during the holy month of Ramadan in prayers and iftars,” urging the Lebanese not to gather or attend iftars which assemble large groups of people because it will lead to an outbreak of the disease.

MP Araji also pointed out to the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, citing external reasons resulting from a scarcity of vaccines in most countries, and considered that “accelerating the pace of vaccination is deemed necessary.”

In response to a question whether there is a “vaccine war” in the world, MP Araji said “of course, such a war exists,” stressing that “vaccines cause very little complications which do not match their benefits.”

“For instance, Johnson & Johnson Company conducted trials on 6 million and 800 thousand people, out of which only six had rare blood clots, which are currently being studied,” he added.