SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 4 August 2021, Wednesday |

Lebanon reports slight surge in new Covid-19 infections

Lebanon’s health ministry announced on Friday that 210 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, along with 2 deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases stands now at 545,226 while the overall tally of fatalities is 7,856.

Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Dr. Hamad Hassan, on Friday said that three cases have tested positive for “Delta” virus in Lebanon.

He urged citizens, during a vaccination campaign in Dhour El Choueir area, to rush to vaccination centers “because it is the only way to ensure protection, in addition to the required preventive measures.”

Head of Parliamentary Health Committee MP Assem Araji confirmed that the healthcare crisis has reached the red line.

Araji said on his Twitter account: “The healthcare situation is worsening day after another, in terms of services and quality due to the critical shortage of medical supplies, pharmaceutical, and the high hospital tariffs, due to devaluation.”

Araji added that serious attempts to put an end for the sector’s deterioration have been faced by the ongoing collapse in the value of the national currency, along with the greediness prevailing among monopolists.”

MoPH report