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Scanners to detect MERS at Beirut Airport

File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour gave an order Thursday to activate scanners to detect cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus among travelers arriving at Beirut airpot.

“All the suspected cases at the hospitals and after conducting the necessary tests show that so far there is no trace of Corona in Lebanon," Abu Faour told reporters after a tour of Rafik Hariri International Airport.

He said the scanning devices have been installed at the airport.

Lebanon has not yet detected any case of the MERS virus, which has killed some 117 people in Saudi Arabia since it was detected in September 2012.

Abu Faour has said that Lebanese hospitals are ready to handle patients who have the virus.





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