| 10 December 2023, Sunday |

Bizri: COVID cases expected to rise, and solution in your hands.

Head of the National Committee for Corona Vaccine Administration, Dr. Abdel Rahman Al-Bizri, confirmed that “the state is unable to impose firm preventive measures, in order to limit infections. Therefore, the only option available to citizens is in the demand for the vaccine, as it is the best option for protection and limiting admission to hospitals, especially in light of the dire hospitalization situation.”

Bizri said via a radio interview: “The new mutant Omicron will not be the last, but its symptoms are less severe than previous mutants.”

He added, “we will witness in the up coming days, an additional rise in the Corona counter as part of a new wave that reached Lebanon and swept the world, after mixing and unattended social movement, which contributed to raising cases.’

Regarding returning to schools after the holidays, Bizri considered that “the school atmosphere may be more disciplined with more strict procedures,” noting that “the committee is ready to assist the Ministry of Education in securing health conditions conducive to implementing this decision.”