Hasan: Crucial Week ahead, Coronavirus Patients Weren't Brought from Iran


Health Minister Hamad Hasan on Monday denied reports claiming that people infected with coronavirus were flown in to Lebanon from Iran, adding that the next ten days of lockdown are very critical to decide on the next measures against the virus spread.

“Precautionary measures against coronavirus are very important but there no need to panic,” Hasan said in remarks to al-Jadeed TV as the country witnesses a two week lockdown.

On claims that fifty patients infected with coronavirus were flown into Lebanon from Iran for treatment over the weekend, he said: “There is no truth to these reports.”

A video recording circulated on social media showing a convoy of ambulances on the airport road. It said the vehicles were allegedly transporting coronavirus patients from the airport coming from Iran to be treated in Lebanese hospitals.

Hasan noted that 11% of the cases in Lebanon are from an unknown origin. “We are in stage three of coronavirus, we still have a week of lockdown after which we will decide on the next measures that must be taken.”

The Minister assured that the ministry covers the hospitalization expenses for patients infected with coronavirus and who have no social security coverage.

Last Sunday, the government ordered all people to stay at home and all non-essential businesses to close.

The airport has been shut since Wednesday.

The army was on Sunday staging patrols across Lebanon and using helicopters over many areas to ask citizens to stay home and respect a lockdown declared by the government over coronavirus.

Lebanon confirmed 18 more coronavirus infections Sunday, raising the overall tally to 248, according to the Health Ministry.

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Thumb warrior 23 March 2020, 09:41

Hasan: Coronavirus Patients Weren't Brought from Iran

Of course not! Only good things were brought in from Iran like your fake heretic resistance, terror, and chaos. May you be visited by King Corona you incompetent pos.

Thumb roflmfao 23 March 2020, 19:00

Dude.. you took the words out of my mouth!.. How the hell did you do it whilst respecting social distancing?.. Your Hezballs infiltration training is reeeal goood!.. But seriously.. you are correct.. this virus was created by America to weaken Iran... And the Islamic Republic of Iran.. bless their little brains.. decided to share this American technology with Lebanon... And their local franchise hezballs.. was tasked with distributing it to all Lebanon... BTW dude.. nice to see you back!.. Obviously the cash flow from Iran is back.. and your can cash those post dated checks again... You can thank the IMF's billions to Iran for that...