Summary of Lebanon Massive blast update.
Lebanon coronavirus cases peak after deadly blast
255 new coronavirus cases has recorded in Lebanon, which is the highest single day infection tally after a massive explosion upended a planned lockdown and sent thousands streaming into overflowing hospitals, struggling to cope.
The health ministry figures were reported by the state-run National News Agency, which also announced two new deaths.
The total number of Covid-19 infections in Lebanon is 4,604, while deaths is 70 in total since the outbreak first began in February 2020.
$9m was released by UN to help Beirut hospitals
United Nation is releasing $9m to cater for immediate needs following the massive blast that devastated Beirut and help strengthen operations in the city’s hospitals.
UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the money from the Lebanese Humanitarian Fund will be following by additional funds from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund.
America army to send supplies to Beirut
Us millitary is sending shipments of water, food and medicine to Lebanon as Lebanon is in critical situation.
Deliveries of three C-17 military planes loaded with food, water and medical supplies are “impending,” a spokesman for US Army Central Command chief General Frank McKenzie has said, without stating when they would arrive.
McKenzie said the US was ready to continue providing assistance to the Lebanese during the “terrible tragedy” in partnership with the Lebanese army, the US embassy in Lebanon and the US international aid agency, USAID.
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