Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines amid surge in cases

Lebanon received its first coronavirus vaccines on Saturday, a day before an inoculation drive kicks off in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. A plane landed at the Beirut airport, an AFP correspondent reported, with authorities saying it was carrying 28,500 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech flown in from Belgium. The shipment was the first after the World Bank allocated $34 million to inoculate two million of Lebanon’s six million inhabitants. Caretaker health minister, Hamad Hassan was on the tarmac to welcome the plane and expressed great “relief”. “It’s a dream being realised today thanks to the…

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