Former Economy Minister Alain Hakim deemed the Lebanese government’s decisions in response to the coronavirus outbreak as a farce, stressing that it could have reopened the country in another and organized way.
“The government could have opened certain places rather than shutting down the country as a whole knowing that it didn’t offer the citizens anything to protect themselves from the virus’ threat,” Hakim told Al-Anbaa newspaper.
“It was the people themselves who have committed to the preventive measures,” he said, affirming that it is because of the lack of effective monitoring at the airport the country is witnessing an increase in the number of cases.
Hakim deemed it as natural for the airport to reopen on a condition that the timing will be well considered, saying that it is necessary to know which countries the flights are heading to in a scientific way.
“I hope the country’s reopening will be a positive sign that make the Lebanese have some relief,” he added.