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COVID-19 and health care response in Lebanon: a lot left to be desired

Hussain Isma’eel|- The spread of coronavirus in Lebanon started with the first case reported on Feb. 21, 2020. Initially, as expected there was a significant increase in the number of cases reported since at that phase each patient was potentially infecting 4-5 persons. The government responded with a series of steps that are referred to as nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPI) that are layered on top of each other aiming to reduce the spread.
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