2 Towns Isolated after Seeing 47 Virus Cases in 1 Day


The Bekaa town of Majdal Anjar and the Iqlim al-Kharroub town of Mazboud were on Thursday ordered isolated by regional governors after they recorded 47 coronavirus cases in a single day.

Mount Lebanon Governor Mohammed Mekkawi ordered Mazboud's isolation after it recorses 15 infections, as Bekaa Governor Kamal Abu Jaoude ordered Majdal Anjar's isolation after he said 32 cases were recorded in the town.

LBCI TV said Mekkawi took the decision at the directions of Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi.

The decision is aimed at “enabling health agencies to contain the pandemic and prevent its spread,” it said.

Lebanon on Thursday witnessed its biggest daily spike yet since the first case was confirmed on February 21. Thursday's cases include 27 infections among repatriated Lebanese expats and 19 among resident Bangladeshi workers.

Comments 5
Thumb whyaskwhy 21 May 2020, 22:26

Its funny how the media all focuses on two things how many people get in contact with Covid19 and how many die of it. No one seems to want to talk about the hundreds of thousands if not more who get it and survive it....

Missing peace 21 May 2020, 23:30

but why hasn't the media reported any cases in dahye and in south lebanon? we never hear of them, why? no cases at all?

Missing un520 22 May 2020, 00:46

Its a divine medical victory...

Thumb enterprise 22 May 2020, 06:20

coz that is in a different country and the cases are included in the numbers Iran releases daily.

Thumb s.o.s 22 May 2020, 16:58

I had it, my dad had it but after a month he got a thrombosis (jalta).... but the worst is that he didn’t develop the antibodies.... so he could technically get it again.

The disease isn’t dangerous for healthy people .... the problem is that there aren’t enough ventilators in case of massive demand. That’s pretty much the only danger.