In a controversial scandal, Lebanese MPs received the vaccine in violation of the national vaccination plan, which prioritizes those above 75. Many of the MPs who received the vaccine were younger than al-Hajj.
On Wednesday, Urgent Matters Judge Carla Chawah ruled in the al-Hajj’s favor ordering the health ministry to vaccinate him within 48-hours or else pay a 10,000,000 LBP fine for every day it delays to do so.
However, on Thursday, the health ministry issued a response in which it accused Judge Chawah’s decision of being purely for the media and said the man will get his vaccine “sooner or later,” refusing to follow the judge’s order, reported Reuters.
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