21 February 2020 – First coronavirus case in Lebanon

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The minister of public health announced the case and the ministry of public health will help in monitoring the implementation of the above recommendations.

Overview: First Coronavirus Case in Lebanon and recommendation of the ministry of public health. The first case is a 45-year-old infected woman who was on board the flight from Qom, Iran. The recommendations are:
1.Avoid contact with home-quarantined people suffering from respiratory diseases.
2.Follow respiratory hygiene and wash your hands regularly.
3.The travelers who came from Iran the last two weeks are asked to observe a 14-day home quarantine and call the hotline 76592699 if symptoms appear (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

Full details here: https://www.moph.gov.lb/en/Media/view/25530/minister-hasan-first-coronavirus-case-lebanon-

Type of Justification: WHO
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: The measures against the coronavirus are taken by the Ministry of Public Health in accordance with WHO recommendations of and they are sufficiently strict.