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Date: 14/05/2020
Source: NNA
Minister of Health Vists Deir El-Qamar Hospital and Warns Against the Risk of Community Outbreak
 
The Minister of Public Health Dr. Hamad Hasan visited this afternoon the governmental hospital in Deir el-Qamar, as part of his tour of the governmental hospitals and the Lebanese regions to follow up on the efforts of the Ministry to curb the spread of coronavirus.
 
“Today, we are facing a worldwide pandemic that is threatening everyone and all the states, but we have witnessed the measures taken by the government and the collaboration between all the political and social components”, Hasan said.
 
Hasan mentioned the assistance of the state and the Ministry to complete the equipment of the hospital.
 
He also considered that the number of cases registered in the last few days is shocking and warned of the risk of community transmission. However, he noted that the teams of the epidemiological surveillance unit and the preventive medicine service are following up on the cases and tracing transmissions. "As long as we are controlling the spread of the pandemic, our health security is not threatened,” he added.
Hasan reminded that any person who shows symptoms is urged to head to any hospital for testing.
 
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