Lebanese Reporter Just Passed Out While Covering Live Coronavirus Measures

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Being a news reporter on the ground is not an easy occupation, especially during challenging times, like war, uprising, and national health emergency. They get exposed to danger and often work under extreme duress.

Al-Jadeed reporter Rachelle al-Husseini may have reached her limit while doing her job at the Masnaa border between Lebanon and Syria.

The government had recently closed that border among others and Rachelle was covering the preventive measures being taken against the coronavirus outbreak.

Lebanese reporters on the ground – AP | Hassan Ammar

Al-Husseini was reporting live on air when she passed out, a second after she tried to alert the cameraman Elie Abou Assil.

The anchor was so shocked that he mistakenly referred to her as “Joelle” before slowly realizing his mistake and calling her by the correct name.

Via Al-Hadath

Rachelle was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance.

There were concerns that Rachelle had contracted the Coronavirus and that her passing out was due to a fever caused by the virus.

However, these speculations don’t seem to hold any truth as, according to Al-Jadeed, a physician has examined her and reported that she didn’t have any of the symptoms.

She would of course later record a video in which she assures the public that she is alright and that she will be taking the necessary tests.


The physician who examined her stated that she most likely passed out because of exhaustion.

The World Health Organization has released a set of symptoms that you should watch out for. If you or anyone you know has these symptoms please contact the following health resources.

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