Lebanon To Allow Parties, Apply Social Dis-Dancing

The country's COVID-19 measures were revised today ahead of the holidays, whereas the nighttime curfew is now set at 11:30PM instead of 11PM and businesses will be allowed to open until 10:30 pm instead of 10:00 pm. Nightclubs and pubs will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, but will have to shutdown at 10:30PM. Added to that, dancing will be prohibited and a two-meter distance between tables shall be observed while only eight people…

Meet the Lebanese-Armenian Entrepreneur Leading The Fight Against COVID-19

The race to find a COVID-19 vaccine started months ago, and while Pfizer was the first to announce a vaccine candidate, it is Moderna that has the upper hand with a 94.5% effective vaccine against the virus. "In Moderna's trial, 15,000 study participants were given a placebo, which is a shot of saline that has no effect. Over several months, 90 of them developed Covid-19, with 11 developing severe forms of the disease. Another 15,000…
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Lebanese-Canadian Dr. Mona Nemer Re-Appointed as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

2 years ago
On October 1st, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Dr. Mona Nemer’s reappointment as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor. Dr Nemer assumed this role back in 2017 and will continue following her re-appointment “to promote science ...
Critiques

Interior Ministry Planned Lockdown Will Only Make Things Worse

2 years ago
Lebanon’s Interior Ministry announced yesterday a weeklong lockdown of 111 towns and villages across the country due to a high number of coronavirus infections. The decision was taken based on the numbers provided by the ...
Health

New Color-Coded COVID-19 Map For Lebanon

2 years ago
Lebanon launched a new portal to map the daily number of COVID-19 cases across the country. The portal, which includes a color-coded map indicating the risk level per area, is a joint work between the ...
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Health Ministry is Collecting Travelers’ PII on an Unofficial Website

2 years ago
A friend of mine was traveling to Beirut two days ago, when he was asked to fill out an online survey as required by the Health Ministry. When he went in to check out the ...
Critiques

Lebanon has No Choice But To Go Back into Lockdown Mode

2 years ago
The government has failed, the Health & Interior Ministries have failed miserably, the media failed and the people have failed too in respecting the COVID-19 guidelines. However, now is not the time to play the ...
Health

Safest Countries for COVID-19: UAE Ranks 11th, Lebanon 77th

2 years ago
A report on the top 100 safest countries for COVID-19 was issued by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and nonprofits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment firm founded in 2014 in ...
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#McDonaldsCares: A Golden Card To Honor Health Care Heroes

2 years ago
Solidarity is the only way forward to overcome COVID-19 and we’ve seen tons of awesome initiatives in Lebanon by various businesses, NGOs and even on an individual level. Health front-liners, from nursing, doctors, administrative teams, ...
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Lebanon To Partially Re-Open Tomorrow: Wear Your Masks & Apply Social Distancing!

2 years ago
Lebanon’s Prime Minister has announced today that the government will proceed to “partially re-open” the country as of Monday, while Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi issued a memo detailing the rules to be followed as the ...
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