Lebanon announces the registration of the first two cases of the...

Lebanon announces the registration of the first two cases of the...
Lebanon announces the registration of the first two cases of the...

Lebanon announces the registration of the first two cases of the mutant “Omicron”

Today, Thursday, the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced the registration of the first two infections on its soil with the new Corona mutant “Omicron” among travelers from Africa, a day after the country recorded the highest daily infection rate in months.
Health Minister Firas Abyad said during a press conference: “By tracing the cases, especially those imported through the airport, there are two cases, and there is a high suspicion that they are from the Omicron mutant.”
In response to a question, he explained that the passengers had come through the airport from Africa and had been in a “complete quarantine” since their arrival.
On Wednesday, Lebanon recorded 1994 infection with the Corona virus, in “one of the highest numbers recorded for a long time,” according to Abyad, in addition to nine deaths.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Lebanese authorities have counted more than 683,000 injuries, including 8,804 deaths.
The Minister of Health expressed his fear of the recent increase in the number of infections. He said, “The reality of this issue is worrying for us, especially with the situation of hospitals, which have become less able to bear or repeat what happened during the past year, with all the pressures they face and the migration of nursing and medical cadres.”
A year ago, Lebanon witnessed a record increase in the number of injuries and deaths, which exhausted the maximum capacity of hospitals and overburdened their staff, and required the authorities to impose strict restrictions, including a curfew around the clock for weeks, to reduce the burden on the medical sector.
The economic crisis that Lebanon has been witnessing for two years, which was exacerbated by the outbreak of “Corona” and then the horrific explosion of Beirut Port, drained the country’s health sector and its ability to provide hospital services, especially after the emigration of thousands of workers in the sector including doctors, nurses and specialists, whose salaries dwindled due to the loss of The lira is more than ninety percent of its value against the dollar.

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