Lebanon registered 1,892 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the outbreak. In the past 24 hours, 10 COVID-19 patients passed away, while 1,892 others recovered, raising the total number of virus-related deaths and recoveries in Lebanon to 8,735 and 633,490, respectively. The cumulative number of infections confirmed in the country so far has reached 672,548, of which 30,323 are active cases. As of the time of writing, 30,323 COVID-19 patients in […]
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Lebanon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firass Abiad, has launched a new program called Meditrack, which aims to track drugs for cancer and intractable diseases. Training courses on the program have started for public and private hospitals, with the first session held at the Hariri University Hospital for twenty public and private hospitals. Under the Meditrack information program, each patient will have a Unique Health ID card that will ensure that they have their medication box marked with a barcode […]
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All workers in the public sector will be required to have received the two doses of approved vaccines against COVID-19 as of January 10th, 2022. Otherwise, they will have to undergo, at their own expense, a PCR test twice a week, and that in any of the laboratories accredited by the Ministry of Public Health. The approved vaccines in Lebanon include BioNTech Pfizer, Oxford AstraZeneca, Sinopharm BBIBP, and Sputnik V. Workers and employees who do not abide by that new […]
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As of December 10th, all arrivals to Lebanon through Rafik Hariri International Airport will be subject to three main conditions. This includes: 1. They must have completed 2 doses of approved coronavirus vaccines or present a negative result of a laboratory test for coronavirus (PCR) not later than 48 hours after its release. 2. Register through the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health’s application for air arrivals before arriving at Rafik Hariri International Airport in order to obtain a health pass […]
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Lebanon’s Ministry of Social Affairs has finally launched the registration platform on the Social Protection Support Network for cash assistance if the family meets the specified conditions. The support network includes two programs, Aman and FIC, implemented in two phases. In the first phase, the Aman program will be implemented, which covers 150,000 of the poorest families and 87,000 students from beneficiary families enrolled in public schools. The amount of payment is $20 per family member plus a fixed amount […]
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As of Thursday, black market traders in Lebanon are selling the US Dollar for 24,000 LBP and buying it for 24,050 LBP. The current official rate still stands at $1 = 1,500 L.L. and the bank rate at $1 = 3,900 L.L. Lebanon is currently experiencing hyperinflation as a result of an ongoing economic crisis since the end of 2019. The Lebanese lira has been drastically falling against the previously fixed US dollar rate of $1 = 1,500 L.L. This […]
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