Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, medics warned on Saturday, as infection rates surge in the wake of end of year holidays. The national Covid-19 task force was to meet later the same day and expected to advise a three-week lockdown, said Petra Khoury, its head. Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February. On Thursday, it hit a daily record of more than 3,500 new cases. In what he termed a “catastrophic” situation, Sleiman Haroun, head of the Syndicate of Private Hospitals, said “t…

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