In an interview with Sky News Arabia on May 24th, the Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan revealed that Lebanon may be facing complete shutdown if and when the number of hospital beds for infected patients becomes insufficient.
The good news is that there are many recoveries. Almost 60% of the cases are mild and nearly 35% of cases are asymptomatic, according to reports from the Ministry of Public Health citing information from the Epidemiological Surveillance Program. Around 6.4% are severe cases.
The confusion and public behavior/response are conspicuous proof that the government may not be able to hold on to the reins of the coronavirus-fighting vessel for long.
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