Minister of Health, Dr. Hamad Hassan, on Thursday said that Beirut blast’s death toll has thus far reached 137 dead and approximately 5000 wounded.
Interviewed by the Voice of Lebanon radio station, the Minister pointed out that contacts were ongoing with Arab and European countries to help secure medical aid for Lebanon.
“What is mostly required today is to set up field hospitals in different areas of the capital, including military hospitals,” stressed Hassan.
He explained that the Council of Ministers had insisted on its house arrest decision and deemed as evidence of accountability for those responsible. “It is an indication that the law will have a dominant voice over this issue.”
As for the spiking number of Coronavirus cases, Hassan feared a rise in infections within the next ten days.
“Aiding the wounded and the lack of protective supplies may have an impact on the number of Coronavirus cases,” he added, stressing that some of the field hospitals will be receiving Coronavirus cases.
Source: National News Agency