Employees of Rospotrebnadzor, who arrived in Beirut with the Russian Emergencies Ministry, began testing local residents for coronavirus. This was announced on Saturday, August 8, by the head of the department’s operational group, Sergei Vorontsov.
“The laboratory of Rospotrebnadzor for the determination of coronavirus has begun work, 76 samples have already been taken,” TASS quotes Vorontsov as saying.
He noted that so far no positive results have been identified. In the future, rescuers arriving in Beirut will also be tested for coronavirus.
An explosion took place in the port of Beirut on 4 August. More than 150 people died and more than 5 thousand were injured.
EMERCOM employees have deployed a hospital in the capital and in a few days have already received more than 90 victims. In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out that additional assistance will be provided to Lebanon in the future.
According to Worldometer, as of August 8, 5,900 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lebanon, 70 people died and more than 2,000 recovered.