Lebanon real-time news

Lebanon orders 111 towns, villages closed to curb pandemic (source — www.independent.co.uk) 02/10/2020 16:38:47

Authorities have ordered a lockdown in more than 100 towns and villages across Lebanon after hundreds of people tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days and amid a shortage in hospital beds

'Any breed could do it': dogs might be a Covid tester's best friend (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/09/2020 18:10:34

Researchers around the world are training canines to sniff out the virus – could they be deployed for mass testing?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is simple and pain-fre...

Covid cases skyrocket in Lebanon, increasing fears of financial crisis (source — www.cnn.com) 22/09/2020 14:11:25

Coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in Lebanon where the crisis-ridden state is now considering new lockdown measures, raising the specter of a deepening financial crunch.

In political turmoil and economic collapse, Lebanon could now be overwhelmed by Covid-19 (source — www.cnn.com) 22/09/2020 14:11:25

Coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in Lebanon where the crisis-ridden state is now considering new lockdown measures, raising the specter of a deepening financial crunch.

Coronavirus live news: UK at 'critical point' in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths (source — www.theguardian.com) 21/09/2020 02:18:06

England’s chief medical officer to warn of a ‘very challenging winter’; more than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US; Lebanon sees record case rise. Follow the latest updatesTrump health of...

Buy a bottle of wine from South Africa or Lebanon to help the hardest hit producers (source — www.theguardian.com) 20/09/2020 14:00:44

Covid-induced export bans and and the devastating Beirut explosion have brought the wine industry in these two countries to the brink of collapse. Time to do your bit…It has not been a vintage year fo...

Virus hits Lebanese prison as inmates jockey for release (source — www.independent.co.uk) 17/09/2020 22:06:15

The head of Lebanon's doctors union says the country's largest prison is grappling with an alarming coronavirus outbreak

The forgotten victims of the Beirut explosion: domestic workers | Nesrine Malik (source — www.theguardian.com) 06/09/2020 18:00:27

Dumped on the streets after Covid-19 hit, hundreds of nannies are now starving amid the ruins of last month’s blastIt is just over a month since the Beirut port explosion, and the footage from that da...

Coronavirus live news: Nancy Pelosi seen at hair salon without face mask; Germany rules out winter lockdown (source — www.theguardian.com) 02/09/2020 14:00:29

House speaker pictured having hair done in San Francisco; Jens Spahn rules out full lockdown; Victoria state of emergency extendedSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUS refuses to cooperate with...

Here In Beirut, Coronavirus Is Stopping Us Recovering From Tragedy (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 27/08/2020 08:00:22

I had just arrived home from a long day when my family and I felt the tremor.At first we thought it was a bomb. I have two daughters and a son, and having been born long after my country’s bruta...

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death