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A look back at Lebanon's battle with COVID-19 one year on

Rosabel Crean-Exactly one year ago on Feb. 21, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Lebanon after the arrival of a woman on a flight travelling from Iran. At the time, the country was unaware how much life would be turned upside down by the coronavirus, a new highly contagious respiratory illness.
After an initial steady growth in the number of infections through the first half of 2020, it felt as if Lebanon may be favored from the true impact of the disease, as leaders made a quick decision to impose drastic measures that managed to contain the virus early on, with daily cases lingering in double figures for months, while other countries health sectors battled with outbreaks and thousands of infections.
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