Lebanon’s Minister of Health announced on Wednesday that the cholera outbreak is “under control,” in light of the limited confirmed daily cases.
“The number of confirmed cases has reached 635,” stated Minister of Health Dr. Firass Abiad to reporters. “While the cumulative number, to which suspected cases are added, has reached 4,912 cases.”
Dr. Abiad also mentioned that approximately 500,000 of the population have been vaccinated against the disease, making up around 80% of the vulnerable population.
The Minister stressed that the steps taken to prevent the spread involve more than just the Ministry of Health, and it begins by ensuring safe and clean water and restored sewage systems.