On January 6, Lebanese media reported that Health Minister Hamad Hassan hosted this large lunch, in defiance of his own government’s orders to avoid gatherings. Tonight he was hospitalized for covid.
I am told the health minister didn’t host the gathering, wore a mask and didn’t stay long. But the message not to hold large gatherings stands. It’s dangerous. I wish the health minister a full recovery.
☝️“Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq +”
saying that 🇱🇧 health minister hosted a lunch in defiance of rules & now got COVID