On Friday morning, Italian media reported the death of a Lebanese doctor who had caught COVID-19 and passed away due to complications of the disease.
According to the Italian news website Quotidiano, Dr. Nabil Chrabieh was a family doctor living in the city of Alessandria. Reportedly, the 61-year-old began to feel the symptoms a few days before he was hospitalized.
His case then grew more severe, and he passed away in his hospital bed on April 10th. Italy added the deceased Lebanese doctor to the list of health workers who have died fighting COVID-19, which holds 107 names at the time of writing.
According to LBCI, the doctor is from the Mount Lebanon town of Saqiet el-Misk, Bikfaya. He is the third Lebanese doctor to pass away abroad due to COVID-19 complications.
As of Friday, April 10th, there is a total of 147,577 COVID-19 infections and 18,849 deaths related to the disease in Italy.
Nothing can repay the noble doctors and health workers of Lebanon and the world who are risking their lives around the clock to ensure the safety and security of their communities and giving their lives in this fight.
Nevertheless, the least we can do to honor them is to help achieve what they died trying to achieve; a society free from the threat of the pandemic.
Every person in Lebanon carries a responsibility towards their nation and people, which is practicing the preventive measures of social distancing and self-quarantine, for as long as they are required.
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