More than 200 virus cases at Lebanon's biggest prison: doctor

Lebanon’s largestprisonhas more than 200coronaviruscases, the head of the country’s doctors’ union warned on Thursday, calling for speedy trials to ease overcrowding.”There are more than 200 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Roumieh prison,” Sharaf Abu Sharaf told journalists in Beirut, after authorities first announced 22 cases at the weekend.Abu Sharaf did not specify whether the new cases were all inmates or if they also included prison guards.But he blamed prisoners for the spike in infections, saying they were not abiding by health measures.He also called on authorities to speed up trials to…

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