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Lebanon struggles to cope with COVID-19 amid financial crisis

As Lebanon reels under the brunt of the worst financial crisis in its recent history, the government struggles to provide the necessary equipment to be able to cater for a potential increase in novel coronavirus cases.

As Lebanon faces a harsh financial crisis crippling the state’s ability to face health crises, the Lebanese people are growing increasingly anxious about the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has declared as a global pandemic.

Health Minister Hamad Hassan said March 13 that a state of health or civil emergency might be declared soon and that there were more cases to come. The ministry said the country had registered 96 cases

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