Jumblat: Seaside Hotels Must be Seized, Used for Quarantine


Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Thursday warned that the coronavirus epidemic is more dangerous than both terrorism and an Israeli invasion, calling for the appropriation of seaside properties for quarantine purposes.

“We need to declare a state of emergency, seeing as death is at the doors and coronavirus is more dangerous than Israeli invasion,” Jumblat said in an interview with MTV.

“I suggest asking South Korea and China for help in the face of coronavirus in light of their successful experiences in the fight against the virus,” Jumblat added.

Lamenting that there are regions that are “overly unrestrained” as to the lockdown that the government has ordered, the PSP leader said is in favor of issuing a general amnesty for those in prisons “because coronavirus is more dangerous than terrorism.”

He added: “I suggest bringing home the Lebanese who are stranded abroad in order to be quarantined at a specific place at Beirut’s airport.”

He also proposed “benefitting from empty spaces” to quarantine individuals who cannot isolate themselves at their homes due to crowdedness, suggesting “Beirut’s Sports City and the Qleiat, Riyaq and Beirut airports” as possible locations.

Comments 6
Thumb libanaisresilient 27 March 2020, 05:26

I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Nobody needs your suggestions, you're only trying to promote your image by the Cheapest means.

Thumb warrior 27 March 2020, 05:26

Jumblat: Seaside Hotels Must be Seized, Used for Quarantine

How about Mokhtara, Rabieh, the Center House, and Ain El Tineh?

Thumb s.o.s 27 March 2020, 14:42

Add Baabda and the presidential summer residence of Beiteddin.
Jumblatt and the entire ruling class are the reasons why our hospitals can't afford buying new respirators after they robbed the country and caused its bankrputcy.

Thumb doodle-dude 27 March 2020, 06:19

The Lebanese government should seriously consider using blablablablablabla's deep and wide luv tunnel as a Quarantine place for those infected with COVID-19 virus. blablablablabla is no stranger to infections as he has been for years enticing virile young men to penetrate his deep and wide luv tunnel who regularly deposit their infected lubricants inside it. Infact, there are unconfirmed reports that blablablablablabla could be patient-zero!

Missing rabiosa 27 March 2020, 16:38

Why is everyone surprised? After all isn't that what Progressives/Socialists/Communists/Islamists always want, Total and Complete Government control. Damn the private property, damn the private industry.

See for the progressive socialists they know better than you and try to tell you how to run your life.

Thumb s.o.s 27 March 2020, 18:16

And he lives in a castle.... so much for “socialism”.