Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Want to Return Home Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Lebanese is increasing. As of 17 March, the number of people infected reached 120, marking 11 new cases in less than two days.

Like every other affected country in the world, from the first to the last on the list, Lebanon is on edge. People are worried, and being quarantined does not make life all that easy.

And it certainly can’t be easy on those who are away from their land, their homes, families, and friends. Every country has its own struggles and problems, but when it comes to COVID-19, Syria seems safer from the life-threatening virus.

According to the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel Karim Ali, a high number of Syrians in Lebanon are applying to return to Syria due to Coronavirus concerns.

The Syrian embassy, according to him, is receiving a lot of applications from people who want to return to their homeland.

It is to note that Lebanon has recently closed its border with Syria as a measure of prevention against the Coronavirus.

According to UNHCR, no cases have been recorded in the Syrian refugee camps that host more than one million refugees in Lebanon.

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