Lebanon’s caretaker health minister Hamad Hasan was admitted to hospital the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday evening.
#Lebanon's outgoing health minister Hamad Hasan, who in summer declared an early victory over COVID19 and sword-danced atop the shoulders of a large crowd of supporters in Baalbeck, has tested positive for COVID19.— Timour Azhari (@timourazhari) January 13, 2021
Political gaffes aside, we wish him a speedy recovery.
The Hezbollah-appointed minister was transferred to the St. George hospital in Beirut’s suburb of Al-Hadat for treatment, according to a hospital statement.
Hasan's condition was good, the statement added.
Lebanon has experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the past week, with a record-high of 5,540 new cases recorded on Friday.
#Lebanon health minister Hamad Hassan hospitalized after testing positive for COVID 19— Zeina Khodr (@ZeinakhodrAljaz) January 13, 2021
The surge has been put down to widespread non-adherence to precautionary measures during holiday celebrations, during which the government eased restrictions.
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