The Lebanese Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firas Abyad, chaired a meeting to follow up on precautionary measures against the Coronavirus, in light of the decline in the number of people infected.
Dr. Abiad announced that the number of people infected by the Coronavirus has declined in the past two weeks, and the decrease of people admitted into Intensive Care Units (ICU) falls below 60% compared to last year.
Even though “the vaccination rate is estimated at 40%, which is well below the required number to reduce prevention measures,” he noted.
He added that “the committee has decided to exempt the vaccinated travelers from conducting PCR or Antigen tests at the border upon arrival, provided that the last dose of the vaccine does not exceed six months.”
The Health Ministry currently has enough vaccines, according to Dr. Abiad, to raise the vaccination rate to 60% before the beginning of summer “when large numbers of Lebanese expats and tourists are expected to come.”
The Minister of Public Health urged the people to maintain precautionary measures, from wearing a face mask and avoiding overcrowded and closed places.