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Lebanese MP Apologizes Over Parliament Vaccine Scandal

Lebanese MP Apologizes For Parliament Vaccine Scandal
NNA

In a statement released on Wednesday, Lebanese MP Ali Osseiran apologized to the Lebanese people for the vaccine scandal that had unfolded at Parliament on Tuesday and in which he was involved.

Osseiran said in the statement that he had registered, according to the rules, via the Health Ministry’s dedicated electronic platform to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

The official, who represents the Zahrani District of South Lebanon, stressed that he “did not try to obtain the vaccine before its specified date.”

He went on to explain that he had received a phone call on Monday evening from the Council of Ministers, inviting him to receive the vaccine in the Parliament building on Tuesday morning.

“This procedure,” he pointed out, “was carried out in coordination between the Parliament, the Ministry of Health, and the National Committee for the Coronavirus Vaccine.”

Accordingly, Osseiran headed to the Parliament building, where he got vaccinated.

With that said, the MP apologized “from all Lebanese for the error and defect between the agencies responsible for managing the vaccination of the Lebanese people,” adding that he “had not intended to take the turn of any Lebanese citizen” in the vaccination process.

Earlier on Wednesday, an updated list of the names of the officials who were vaccinated on Tuesday was published as new information about the scandal unfolded.

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Lebanese MP Apologizes Over Parliament Vaccine Scandal

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