And this morning, Minister Hasan issued a statement warning people of the dangers of public transportation at this time and declaring the next two weeks to be the most critical.
“The first factor in the transmission of the epidemic is public transportation, and the awareness of drivers and society is as important as all measures taken to combat the coronavirus,” Hasan explained.
A while after the minister’s warning, the Director-General of the Ministry of Public Health also released a statement.
He stated that he “is not responsible for and not tasked with receiving any kind of gifts or quotations from any country or reference, related to equipment and supplies to combat the coronavirus epidemic.”
And “since this issue is outside the powers of the Director-General of the Ministry of Public Health,” he continued, “all donors, interested persons, and interested parties are kindly requested to review the responsible authorities,” namely the Lebanese Prime Minister.
After the 10 new cases were confirmed on Monday, Lebanon has exceeded the 100-mark for the total confirmed COVID-19 cases.