Lebanon real-time news

Beirut explosion: Coronavirus cases up a third as WHO warns dozens of Beirut health facilities 'non operational' (source — www.independent.co.uk) 13/08/2020 23:10:00

Dozens of Beirut's health facilities are "non-functional" the World Health Organisation has warned as the number of coronavirus cases in Lebanon's capital surged by a third – sparking fears last week'...

Kenyan migrant women protest outside Beirut consulate (source — rss.cnn.com) 13/08/2020 16:59:01

Dozens of Kenyan women have staged three days of protest outside Nairobi's Beirut consulate this week, demanding repatriation after Covid-19 restrictions and deepening poverty among migrants have comp...

Identity revealed of Sydney grandma who died from COVID-19 (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 13/08/2020 08:36:00

Much-loved grandmother Jamilie Joseph, who died from COVID-19 after contracting the virus from the Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral cluster, was forced to die alone because her family also had the vir...

WHO Seeks $76 Million For Lebanon After Beirut Blast, Concerned About Coronavirus (source — www.huffpost.com) 13/08/2020 00:04:01

The blast took three hospitals out and left three others working at partial capacity in the middle of a pandemic.

Lebanon reports biggest rise in Covid cases a week after explosion (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 12/08/2020 19:43:40

Coronavirus live news: WHO concerned over Covid-19 in Lebanon after explosion; new cases in Germany at three-month high (source — www.theguardian.com) 12/08/2020 18:27:10

Beirut blast destroyed or damaged hospitals, clinics and medical supplies; Germans told to keep guard up against virus; France cancels Paris marathonNew Zealand begins mass testing as Australia record...

Coronavirus live news: Lebanon sees record cases after blast; New Zealand's biggest city heads into lockdown (source — www.theguardian.com) 12/08/2020 01:57:00

WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating Covid-19 spread; four new cases in Auckland, New Zealand; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO. Follow the latest update...

Covid live news: Lebanon hits record daily cases after blast; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO (source — www.theguardian.com) 11/08/2020 21:26:56

Coronavirus updates: New Zealand records first new local cases in 102 days; global deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHORussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on ...

US treasury secretary says Congress could reach deal if Democrats are 'willing to be reasonable' – live (source — www.theguardian.com) 10/08/2020 18:50:54

Mnuchin: ‘If we can get a fair deal, we’ll do it this week’New data shows huge uptick in infections of childrenUS passes 5m Covid-19 casesStreet fridges of free food help Americans survive pandemicUS ...

AP Top Stories August 10 A (source — rssfeeds.usatoday.com) 10/08/2020 12:31:55

Here's the latest for Monday August 10th: U.S. passes 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases; Questions follow Trump actions on coronavirus relief; US and other countries pledge aid to Lebanon; Authoritie...

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