Inspection at the entrance to a Beirut hospital following the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. Photo Credit: Libnanews.com. All rights reserved.
Inspection at the entrance to a Beirut hospital following the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. Photo Credit: Libnanews.com. All rights reserved.

Relatives of medical personnel who died from the coronavirus after being infected in the course of their profession should enjoy social benefits identical to those of the Lebanese Army.

They would thus benefit from financial support and social monitoring identical to those of members of the military institution.

A bill going in this direction was approved by the parliamentary committees in charge of this file, indicates the deputy Assem Araji.

From an official source, it is indicated that 48 doctors have died from the coronavirus in Lebanon. However, sources close to the council of the order estimate this figure higher and exceeding more than 70 doctors. No official figure for hospital or medical staff who died from infection with the virus has yet been given.
In addition, many Lebanese doctors practicing abroad have also died.

Hospital structures have been put to the test for 2 years, on the one hand due to the financial crisis in the Land of Cedars but also by the epidemic of the COVID19 coronavirus.

In total, 524,251 have been infected since February 21, 2020, the date of the discovery of a first case in Lebanon.

The total number of people affected by the virus reaches the figure of 519,030 local cases and 5,211 cases from abroad.

The total number of people who have died is 7,224 since the onset of the disease in Lebanon on February 21, 2020.

1,343 people were hospitalized and 601 people were in critical condition and 173 people placed on a ventilator.

A total of 290,281 people received a first dose and 155,706 people received both doses

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