While Lebanon witnesses a continuing rise in the rate of COVID-19 cases, and the public healthcare system struggles to secure medical equipment to treat patients infected by the virus, Hezbollah decided to organize a media tour on Tuesday to unveil its coronavirus response plan. Journalists were taken on a tour in Beirut’s southern suburbs, as social distancing rules were ignored by the party and its supporters.
An aerial picture taken on February 15, 2020, shows a Syrian man on a motorbike in the deserted Syrian city of Kafranbel, south of Idlib city in the eponymous northwestern province, amid an ongoing pro-regime offensive. (AFP)
A Lebanese nurse wearing a protective mask walks by at a ward where the first case of coronavirus in the country is being treated, at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, on February 22, 2020. (AFP)