Palestine Refugees in Lebanon Launch Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign

Palestine Refugees in Lebanon Launch Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign

A boy poses for a picture during an awareness workshop on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a camp for displaced people in Atme town in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, near the border with Turkey. Photo: AAREF WATAD / AFP / NTB Scanpix

Palestinian refugees along with NGOs and the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have embarked on a sterilization campaign as part of their fight against the coronavirus in refugee camps in Lebanon.

According to Quds Press, the sterilization campaign started in Burj Al Barajneh refugee camp and is planned to cover all 11 camps in Lebanon.

Several popular groups, Palestinian factions and Palestinian security services in the camps also took part in the campaign.

As part of the drive, streets and alleyways were cleaned and then sterilized.

Quds Press reported organizers saying they would start checking the temperature of everyone who enters the camps as part of the campaign.

Twenty-one new cases of the coronavirus in Lebanon were reported Monday, raising the total number of cases to 120, according to the country’s health minister, Anadolu Agency reports.

The minister urged the public to adhere to strict measures issued by officials.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared a state of emergency Monday due to an outbreak of the virus known as COVID-19. Three deaths from the virus have been confirmed in the country.

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