March 15, 2020 / 2:31 PM / 16 days ago

Lebanon in state of medical emergency, says president

BEIRUT, March 15 (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Sunday his country was in a state of “medical emergency” because of the threat of coronavirus.

The statement issued by the defence council of Lebanon, which is already facing an economic crisis, called for a “general mobilisation” but did not provide details. (Reporting by Eric Knecht and Tom Perry; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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