Someone Arrived In Lebanon From London With The Mutated Coronavirus Strain

@_movingaround_ | TDS//Mohamad Azakir

The first positive case of the new COVID-19 strain has been detected in after the country decided against the recommendations of health experts to close the -Rafic Hariri International airport to flights from the .

According to ’s Health Minister , the positive case came aboard the Middle East Airlines ME 202 flight coming from London on December 21st.

Hassan has urged travelers from the , especially those who were on that flight, and their families, to be alert and adhere to preventive guidelines. “The Ministry of Health is following up on the situation,” he said.

Even though decided to allow flights to and from the UK, it announced that passengers of these flights must undergo PCR testing upon arrival in the airport and another within 72 from arriving.

However, based on people’s experiences after arriving from London, certainly not enough precautionary measures were being respected aboard flights to nor in the airport.

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