Hasan: Lebanon, WHO Coordinated Measures over Virus Threat


Health Minister Hamad Hasan assured on Monday that precautionary measures taken by Lebanese authorities to prevent the deadly Coronavirus infection have been taken in Lebanon in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

“We have taken responsible precautionary measures at Beirut’s airport and we have coordinated the steps with the WHO organization,” said Hasan in remarks to reporters after holding talks with President Michel Aoun in Baabda.

Hassan said Lebanon has taken extra precautionary measures mainly for planes arriving from Italy and Iran, where the virus has killed 50 individuals since its outbreak in the Islamic republic.

To contain the COVID-19 outbreak, “Lebanon has taken measures that prevent the virus from spreading in case any was found,” added Hassan.

The Lebanese must “trust” the efficacy of measures taken at the terminal, said Hasan urging them not to panic. “Special dynamics were taken to evacuate the passengers from Beirut airport," he said.

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Thumb ex-fpm 24 February 2020, 12:42

The Lebanese must “trust”....

Trust is earned not imposed. You have not earned any so far.....

Thumb s.o.s 24 February 2020, 14:24

he hasn't earned nor has he learned....

Thumb janoubi 24 February 2020, 13:26

All his talk about special measures are BS!

Here is what a passenger on the arriving plane said:

أكّد المواطن حسن شاهين عبر صفحته الخاصة على فيسبوك، انه كان على متن الطائرة الايرانية، مشيرا انه “خدو الاسم ورقم التلفون والحرارة، وسألونا حاسسين بشي، بتقول لا بقلك الله معك.. كل الحكي لي عالتلفزيون كذب بكذب وهيانا طالعين بباص للحملة، لا باصات خاصة ولا شحار. بس الدولة تعودت على الكذب وتركيب الطرابيش “.


Thumb janoubi 24 February 2020, 13:30

!تسجيل اول اصابة بـ«كورونا» في العراق.. رجل دين قادم من إيران

Thumb justin 24 February 2020, 13:55

اعتداء على مراسلة “النهار” في المطار وحذف التسجيلات

كشفت صحيفة “النهار” عن انه تم الاعتداء على مراسلتها اثناء تغطيتها الاجراءات المتخذة في مطار رفيق الحريري الدولي بحق ركاب الطائرة الايرانية التي حطت اليوم الاثنين قادمة من طهران.

وأشارت إلى انه تم نزع هاتفها بالقوة وحذف التسجيلات مع ركاب الطائرة الايرانية.


Thumb s.o.s 24 February 2020, 14:20

I'm surprised Naharnet hasn't reported the threat issued by the infected woman who came from Qom. She threatened to send her brother to deal with the general security as she claims it's all a setup and isn't sick.

Thumb s.o.s 24 February 2020, 14:34

"You all know Lebanon, the lies in Lebanon, and agents in it. My brother will come to Lebanon and take revenge on my behalf from the General Security."

Taghrid Ali Sakr.

Thumb janoubi 24 February 2020, 15:19

“كورونا” يقتل 50 مصاباً إيرانياً والسلطة تتستّر

Thumb ashtah 24 February 2020, 16:13

heart breaking! I am going to have nightmares after seeing this video............

Thumb s.o.s 24 February 2020, 18:35

It is terrible. Could it be God’s wrath for taking lives of Syrian babies ? You know to make their parents suffer the way they inflicted suffering!?

It’s heartbreaking to see little kids pay the price of the grownups’ mistakes.

Thumb ashtah 24 February 2020, 16:34

"التلفزيون العماني": عمان تعلن تسجيل أول حالتي إصابة بفيروس كورونا لمواطنتين قدمتا من إيران