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Over 30,000 jabs during Saturday’s vaccination marathon, Health Minister says, adding that situation at hospitals is stable

Over 30,000 jabs during Saturday’s vaccination marathon, Health Minister says, adding that situation at hospitals is stable

Over 20,000 vaccine does were given Saturday during the nationwide vaccination marathon. (Credit: Firass Abiad/@firassabiad Twitter account)

BEIRUT – Health Minister Firass Abiad on Saturday said that over 20,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine jabs during the vaccination marathon held across Lebanon, adding that the situation at hospitals in Lebanon is stable amid the wave of coronavirus cases. 

Here’s what we know:

    • “Over 20,000 individuals, including teachers and students, received their vaccine today,” the health minister tweeted, adding that “they are offered to everyone, including refugees and foreign migrant workers.”

    • He also tweeted that while the wave of Omicron cased in Lebanon has been “turning into a tsunami,” the situation at hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) remains stable. “Capacity is being boosted,” Abiad wrote.

    • On Dec. 31, Abiad said any decision to impose a lockdown would be based on hospitals’ capacities and whether they are becoming overwhelmed.

    • Lebanon in the past week has registered new daily records for COVID-19 cases. ICU capacity was at 75.97 percent, according to the World Health Organization’s updated figures as of Thursday.   


BEIRUT – Health Minister Firass Abiad on Saturday said that over 20,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine jabs during the vaccination marathon held across Lebanon, adding that the situation at hospitals in Lebanon is stable amid the wave of coronavirus cases. Here’s what we know:    • “Over 20,000 individuals, including teachers and students, received their vaccine...