A weekly scheduled Qatar Airways flight arrived in Beirut from Tehran on Friday night with Lebanese authorities claiming it was carrying cargo, raising suspicions among analysts as the Rafic Hariri International Airport is currently in lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Although #Lebanon closed the airport because of the #Covid_19 spread, a flight from #Iran just landed in #Beirut today. Even if it’s a cargo plane, what on earth are we still bringing from Iran? https://t.co/Z4YBUgweQ8— Hanin Ghaddar (@haningdr) March 21, 2020
The manager of the Beirut airport said the flight that originated in Doha first unloaded at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran before flying to Beirut to load some livestock.
“Despite the continuation of the corona epidemic in Lebanon… an Iranian plane was received this evening at Rafic Hariri International Airport at 08:39 with 150 Lebanese passengers on board, while sources indicated from inside the airport that these passengers are now at home and have not been subjected to any isolation measures,” Janoubia said in its report.SHOW MORE