“They are not down, and it is disingenuous, to say the least, not to be forthcoming with the public,” Abiad wrote as he previewed a report showcasing a significant increase of COVID-19 cases in multiple districts in Lebanon.
The four-stage plan to ease Lebanon’s total lockdown has been accelerated, as the COVID-19 ministerial committee decided to reopen most shops and businesses on March 1st, while schools are set to resume classes on March 8th.
With a total of 4,650 deaths and 370,000 infections, which is not insignificant for a small country, Lebanon is now at high risk to see its infection rate increasing further, and experience another dangerous wave of COVID-19, as foreseen by Dr. Abiad.
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