“The government is required to take a very quick decision to organize flights for Lebanese emigrants who wish to return to their homes in these exceptional circumstances,” underlined Lebanese Forces Party Chief, Samir Geagea, on Saturday.
“The position of the Lebanese government until this hour regarding the Lebanese expatriates scattered across the four corners of the world, who wish to return urgently to their motherland in this difficult circumstance, is very shameful,” Geagea said in a statement.
He wondered how a government, having the minimum sense of responsibility towards its people, can refuse the request of its citizens to return from abroad under the pressure of the Corona epidemic outbreak, and the lack of necessary infrastructure in many countries of the Diaspora presence to limit the spread of this epidemic or to treat patients?
Geagea criticized the government’s reluctance in this regards, especially since Lebanese expatriates have expressed on more than one occasion their willingness to bear the costs of their transfer and compulsory quarantine upon their arrival in Lebanon.
Source: National News Agency