The American University of Beirut’s Medical Center (AUBMC) will not allow any visitors to the inpatient units during the upcoming period in order to protect the health and welfare of patients and the medical and administrative body, according to the hospital.
In accordance to the new 25 days lockdown, outpatient services and units will close at 5:00 p.m., as the country underwent its first day of lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Only one companion will be allowed to enter with every patient in the units, while patients arriving at the emergency department also get to choose one companion to escort them.
The Medical Center stressed its dependence on all its community and staff to strictly apply these safety measures, as well as emphasizing the need for diligent work to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a manner that guarantees the safety of the Lebanese society.
Lebanon registered a skyrocketing number of daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 4,774 new infections and 16 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
The Health Ministry said 1,334 were in hospital for COVID-19, with 570 in ICUs and 160 on ventilators.
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