More than a dozen refugees in eastern Lebanon have tested positive for the coronavirus. The news follows a handful of virus cases last month in the impoverished community.
There were 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Syrian refugees in Majdal Anjar near the Syrian border as of yesterday, a UN spokeswoman told Al-Monitor. The individuals live in the same building. There was only one confirmed COVID-19 case among Syrian refugees before the ones in Majdal Anjar, and this person living in northern Lebanon has since recovered, the spokeswoman said.