@lynnjbeily | @laumcrh Home Latest News Lebanon News Through its Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the United States government has provided $500,000 to help the Lebanese American University (LAU) conduct free PCR tests in remote villages. The grant supports LAU’s Mobile Clinic mission to reach residents of rural areas in Lebanon who are unable to reach major cities to undergo PCR testing. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAU Medical Center-RH (@laumcrh) LAU’s Mobile Clinic aims to offer over 1,200 free PCR tests to individuals from all Lebanese governorates who have come in contact with a coronavirus case or are showing symptoms. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAU Medical Center-RH (@laumcrh) The provision of half a million dollars comes in addition to the existing $41 million in COVID-19-related assistance provided by the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon during these difficult times. The U.S. Government has recently provided a $500,000 #MEPI grant to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Lebanon by offering free PCR testing to people in remote areas. [1/2] pic.twitter.com/Ac4x72BuZm— U.S. Embassy Beirut (@usembassybeirut) January 13, 2021 Lebanon is entering an 11-day state of emergency lockdown and strict 24-hour daily curfew. People must stay indoors at all times unless exempted. We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.