Britain Gives Lebanon $400K Worth of Medical Equipment to Fight Coronavirus

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Already dealing with problems of its own, Lebanon can barely tackle the latest global health crisis, COVID-19 – and it’s hitting the country pretty hard.

In fact, due to the country’s prevailing economical issues and general disorganization, hospitals in Lebanon are not properly equipped to combat the spreading coronavirus.

According to Human Rights Watch, the financial crisis created a dollar shortage, which is making it hard to import vital medical supplies.

In light of this, the British ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, tweeted that the UK will support Lebanon by donating £340K, which is about $400K, in medical equipment through WHO Lebanon.

“This is an all society response in unprecedented times, here and around the world,” he states.

Coronavirus cases have been increasing quickly despite the strict measures taken by the Lebanese military to enforce lockdown. While many Lebanese people are abiding by their homes, there is a percentage of those who still think the virus is not their problem.

The pandemic is everyone’s problem, and people should start taking it seriously if they want to go back to living a normal life again.