Lebanon can no longer cope on its own and is calling its expats around the world to urgently help with medical equipment and all kinds of medicines, specifically those related to dealing with the coronavirus.
Caretaker Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe issued a circular on Monday to all the Lebanese embassies around the world to urge the expats to help and also seek assistance from civil and international bodies.
The foreign minister considers that, at this dramatic stage, Lebanese abroad can “assist their relatives at home, whether through the official institutions or through clubs, municipalities, and community bodies.”
The head of the parliamentary health committee, Assem Araji, announced on Monday that the vaccination program will start with a shipment of just 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, expected to arrive on February 8th.
Araji explained that the 2.1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will begin arriving in weekly installments starting next month, with 250,000 expected by the end of March.