| 1 March 2024, Friday |

“Closing schools would be a disaster,” says Abiad

The Minister of Public Health Firas Abiad confirmed that “the surge in the number of Covid-19 infections that we have witnessed in recent days is due to two reasons, the first is the omicron mutant, the most widespread, which is reflected in high increases, and there is no doubt that gatherings during the holidays had a significant contribution to the spread and rise in the number of cases.”

In a joint press conference with Minister of Education and Higher Education Abbas Halabi, Abiad considered that “closure of schools constitutes a disaster in these circumstances, and that it is better for students to go back to school, and we have accepted the challenge.

He said, “We will strictly enforce the measures issued, and we provided 10,000 free PCR tests to the Ministry of Education.”

  • Sawt Beirut International