Health Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Wednesday reassured the Lebanese that there are no cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Lebanon yet, saying hospitals have been trained to combat the virus.The meeting, Abu Faour said, was aimed at discussing how Lebanon was dealing with the spread of the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has caused panic in the country.In Saudi Arabia, 117 people have died so far as a result of the virus and a Jeddah hospital was temporarily closed last month after several staff members were infected by MERS.
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