8:41pm , Sunday 24th January 2021

Too Little Too Late: A Timeline of Lebanon’s Response to COVID-19

6 January 2021

In early August 2020, Lebanese citizens followed a televised debate between the Minister of Health, Hamad Hassan, and the Minister of Interior, Mohamed Fahmy. The Health Minister announced the requirement of “exceptional approvals” to hold weddings during the lockdown period due to the increasing number of cases. The Interior Minister, on the other hand, opposed his colleague and reprimanded a recipient of exceptional approval, causing confusion about what appropriate measures should be taken to tackle COVID-19.


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