Bsharri to be Isolated as of Saturday, 800 PCR Tests Expected


The northern town of Bsharri will be isolated as of Saturday morning in order to contain a coronavirus outbreak there, its mayor said on Friday.

“Bsharri will be placed on lockdown as of 6:00 am tomorrow and exit and entry will be prohibited,” Bsharri municipal chief Freddy Kayrouz said.

“500 (coronavirus) tests will be carried out tomorrow and 300 others on Monday, and in light of the results we will take a decision on whether or not to keep the lockdown in place,” Kayrouz added.

Health Minister Hamad Hasan had visited the town and several northern regions on Thursday.

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Thumb whyaskwhy 10 April 2020, 23:46

wow they have more kits than the USA has for testing...makes you wonder if these kits where made bil ghbieri walla wadi sha7roor?
Maybe they are a gift from the brotherly nation?