According to local media reports, on January 19th local time, Hassan, the health minister of the Lebanese caretaker government, sued the directors of several public hospitals to the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office.
The Information Office of the Ministry of Health said that although the Ministry of Health has provided these hospitals with financial allocations for more than three months and equipment purchased through World Bank loans, hospital leaders have delayed the establishment of COVID-19 clinics, especially the lack of intensive care beds, putting people’s lives at risk.
On the same day, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Hariri appealed to the people to abide by the epidemic prevention measures formulated by the government.
He said that the current situation of the epidemic in the country was caused by people who violated relevant epidemic prevention measures.
The official website of the Ministry of Health announced on the 19th that 4,395 new confirmed cases and 61 new deaths of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours.
So far, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Lebanon has reached 260,315, and the cumulative number of deaths has reached 2020.