Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri, an infectious disease specialist at AUBMC, told local news outlet MTV that the ministerial coronavirus follow-up committee is recommending a gradual reopening of the country after February 8th.
However, a gradual reopening process is a must since “the positivity rate of the tests is still at 22 percent, which will keep the mortality rate high.” January was a brutal month for Lebanon with over 1,600 deaths related to the coronavirus, and hospitals reaching maximum capacity.
Acknowledging the controversial situation, Dr. Bizri maintains that Lebanon shouldn’t reopen its schools at this phase, a decision that the ministerial committee will have to finalize on Friday, along with what is related to all other sectors.
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