Coronavirus patients rise to 158
- According to the Health Ministry, the confirmed number of COVID-19 patients now totals 158. The government announced it will distribute food aid to citizens who lost their jobs due to the lockdown. Meanwhile, Head of the Beirut Bar Association Melhem Khalaf launched a campaign to facilitate the release of prisoners, emphasizing the bar associations commitment to the issue.
Fakhoury released to the U.S
- Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, who had been charged with the murder and torture of thousands of Lebanese citizens in the Khiam prison, is aboard an aircraft to the United States. President Donald Trump expressed in a press conference his gratitude to the Lebanese government for facilitating the process.
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