With the USA recording 1,318,526 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 78,494 deaths, as of Friday, May 8th, these students were relieved and excited to be going back home.
In fact, a video was shared online from inside the airplane before takeoff that is proof of this excitement.
These students, wearing face masks and gloves and maintaining social distancing, sang the Lebanese national anthem, clapped, and cheered before the trip.
Most of these students have been waiting for weeks, even months, to come home. They were struggling daily being away from their families during these tough conditions.
Their parents were also holding protests in Lebanon, demanding that the government control the dollar exchange rate so they can send money to their children studying abroad and now struggling to cover their living expenses.
Lebanon is glad to receive them just as much as they are glad to be back in their homeland.
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