The coronavirus claimed the life of yet another Lebanese doctor fighting the pandemic.
Dr. Abdel Motaleb Abbas Wazni, 56, from Tyre, lost his life to the coronavirus where he worked in Kuwait. His family confirmed his death on Wednesday night, reported NNA.
Dr. Abdel Motaleb Abbas Wazni is the second doctor in Kuwait to succumb to the virus after Dr. Maher Fakih, who passed away in June.
He is also the third Lebanese doctor to give his life to the virus in this last week.
A Lebanese doctor, Maher Hatoum, passed in Belgium merely a week ago. He had been struggling with the virus since April.
On Monday, 32-year-old Louay Ismail passed away in Nabih Berri Government Hospital in Nabatiyeh after having contracted the virus from a patient. Grimly, he became the first Lebanese doctor to pass away in Lebanon.
Dr. Abdel Motaleb Abbas Wazni was married and had one son. May he and all the doctors who gave their lives to the saving of others rest in peace.
Moments like these are a reminder that the pandemic is far from over. According to the Ministry of Health, Lebanon is in the 3rd stage of transmission, and verging on the 4th.
Improving hygiene and changing social habits can go a long way to reduce the spread. It is the least one can do to honor the Lebanese doctors and patients that we’ve lost.
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