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Syria Supplies Lebanon with Oxygen after Shortage

Syria is to supply Lebanon with 25 tons of oxygen as the corona-hit country faced shortage that could lead to life threatening situation.

Lebanon hospitals were facing last night a shortage in Oxygen supply after a delay in the arrival of a giant container ship due to marine traffic suspension in the Suez Canal.

Contacts were made between Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan with Syrian officials.

Responding to contacts, Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered delivering 25 tons of Oxygen as a first batch of aid to Lebanon, preventing the country from a health catastrophe, Al-Ahed news website reported.

For his part, Syrian Health Minister informed his Lebanese counterpart that Syria is ready to provide additional packages to fight the lack of Oxygen crisis in Lebanon.

Hassan is now on a visit to Damascus to meet with Syrian officials as part of efforts to solve this health crisis.

Hundreds of patients were in risk of death as Lebanon was expected to run out of its Oxygen supply on Wednesday afternoon.

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