Lebanon asks the world for help amid new coronavirus

Lebanon has reported 541 cases of coronavirus and 19 deaths. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has appealed for the international community to help the country that is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades, made worse in recent weeks by the new coronavirus.

Aoun said in a speech Monday in front of ambassadors of the International Support Group for Lebanon that includes the U.N., U.S., China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Britain, EU, and the Arab League that Beirut was getting ready to launch work to revive the economy when coronavirus hit the world, The Associated Press reported.

We are facing all these challenges and welcome any international assistance,” Aoun said adding that the presence of a million Syrian refugees is adding to the crisis.

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