The meeting was held in the office of the Palestine Embassy in Lebanon.
A meeting was held in Lebanon to seek practical ways to respond to the projected outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The meeting, chaired by the UN Works and Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), was called for by the Palestine Ambassador in Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour. In attendance were UNRWA’s Director of Lebanon Operations Claudio Cordone and Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Lebanon Samer Shahada.
The meeting stressed the need for cooperation and emergency steps to prevent an unabated outbreak of the COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps.
Over recent days, Palestinian refugees along with NGOs and UNRWA staff have embarked on a sterilization campaign as part of their fight against the coronavirus in refugee camps in Lebanon.
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.
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.