The Roman Temple of Jupiter in the Lebanese city of Baalbek in eastern Bekaa Valley was lit up to pay tribute to the Red Cross and Red Crescent medics on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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“This initiative is to value the efforts of the Red Cross and to all the members of the health sector, and especially because today is World Red Cross Day,” Lebanese Minister of Culture Abbas Mortada told AFP. “And, this gesture from officials is to stand with those who sacrifice themselves to service the people and to honor them in the greatest fortress in the world, which is the Temple of Baalbek.”
Lebanon has so far recorded cases 809 cases, according to a Google tally, and 26 deaths from the respiratory disease.
- With AFP