Covid: Lebanon, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine coming in February

Thanks to a credit from the World Bank to buy doses

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, JANUARY 8 - Lebanon will receive the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech anti-covid vaccine by the first half of February and will begin a free vaccination campaign of the Lebanese people, said outgoing Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Friday.
    Hassan also reassured public opinion on the fact that despite Lebanon's financial default, caused by the worst economic crisis in the past 30 years, the World Bank gave Lebanon a credit to buy the doses developed by the US and German companies.
    "It will be distributed in a free and fair manner," Hassan said. Starting Thursday, Lebanon once again entered a near-total lockdown that will last about one month due to the growing number of positive cases and the number of people currently hospitalised. (ANSAmed).


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