The first to bear the brunt is the overburdened medical system under the double impact of the epidemic and explosion. Six hospitals in Beirut, the capital, were damaged in the big explosion, and the remaining hospitals that are still in operation have been filled with large numbers of wounded. Nearly half of the 55 medical centers in Beirut were forced to stop service due to the explosion, which is expected to reduce 500 beds, the World Health Organization said recently. As of August 18, 9337 cases of disease and 105 cases of death have been confirmed in this middle east country with a population of about 5 million, including 456 new cases in 17 days, setting a new record of new cases. Hamad Hassan, the Minister of health in Lebanon’s caretaker government, said a day ago that the situation was beyond its capacity, that intensive care beds in public and private hospitals were full and that the country must be sealed off for two weeks. The novel coronavirus pneumonia (
) Khoury, who has resigned from the Hassan Diab, has announced that in the past four weeks, the positive rate of new crown pneumonia has risen from 2.1% to 5.6% in the past four weeks, Diab Diab. According to Hasan, the increase in the number of infection cases mainly comes from the domestic part of the country, so the airport will not be closed for the time being. At the beginning of July this year, before the epidemic situation was stable, the government of Lebanon, which was short of funds, was eager to open the airport to attract foreign exchange, which led to a rebound in the epidemic situation. The Bank of Lebanon attracts remittances from overseas Chinese through high deposit interest and becomes the main source of foreign exchange income in the country. Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, also pointed out that cash shortages have also prevented Lebanon from importing enough medical equipment such as masks, gloves, protective clothing and ventilators. < p > < p > the Big Bang has become another driving force for the spread of the virus. After the accident, large-scale activities broke out in Beirut to protest against the government’s inaction; many people whose homes were destroyed were forced to move to their relatives or friends; people who lost their relatives gathered to mourn for the dead and keep social distance almost no longer exist in the country. According to firas abiad, head of Rafik Hariri University Hospital, the largest public hospital in Lebanon, people’s trust in the government is at a low point, and it is not easy to persuade people to minimize their outings and gatherings.
also reported that novel coronavirus pneumonia patients were mixed into the wounded in the night of the explosion, and escaped from the hospital where the explosion was damaged, according to the Wall Street journal. Pauline tartarian, a 26 year old nurse, said the situation was out of control and no one could think of prevention and control. Despite the heavy external pressure, Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on the 15th that he could not resign, or there would be a power vacuum. According to the current situation in Lebanon, it is basically impossible to organize elections in the short term. After the explosion on August 4, thousands of people in Lebanon took to the streets and demanded that the government resign and implement reforms. On August 10, the cabinet of the new government, which has been in office for less than eight months, announced its resignation. President ORN will negotiate with various parties and the parliament will select the new prime minister. The international support group of the United Nations, the United States, France and the United Kingdom has made it clear that Lebanon’s leaders will not give any economic assistance if they fail to deal with corruption and mismanagement properly. According to the previous report of interface news, France, the United States and some international organizations have “pledged” nearly 300 million US dollars to help the post disaster reconstruction of Lebanon, but leaders of all parties have said that they will directly provide assistance to the people of Lebanon, rather than to the government of Lebanon. < / P > < p > on the other hand, the port explosion will make Lebanon’s economy worse. Some analysis points out that after the explosion, Lebanon’s external financing demand will increase from 24 billion US dollars before to more than 30 billion US dollars. Lebanon has defaulted on its first debt in March and has asked the International Monetary Fund for help. On the progress of the big bang investigation, ORN said he had asked the judicial committee to monitor the process and called on “independent magistrates” to step in. Lebanon authorities previously confirmed that the cause of the explosion was that flammable materials detonated 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port, but the full picture of the incident is still under investigation. Lebanon’s judicial department said on the 16th that the preliminary investigation results showed that there was serious negligence in the port and warehouse, ruling out the possibility of disaster caused by the attack. Relevant departments have charged 25 people, including former customs officer Changsha fike and the current customs officer Dahir and port security director. < / P > < p > surveillance video shows that about 1 hour before the explosion (about 17:00 on August 4), three workers left the warehouse. At present, the three workers have been arrested. The U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) and the French investigation team also arrived in Lebanon over the weekend to participate in the investigation. Some families of the victims called for the UN Security Council to intervene, but ORN refused. < / P > < p > just as Lebanon is in chaos, the trial results of another bombing case 15 years ago will be released on the 18th. In February 2005, Rafik Hariri, who had resigned as prime minister, was killed in an attack in Beirut. Six years later, the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon accused four members of conspiracy. < / P > < p > has consistently denied any involvement in the case and has declared that it does not recognize the special tribunal for Lebanon. The whereabouts of the four defendants are still unknown, Reuters reported. According to the guardian, the two bombings are two of the most important nodes in Lebanon’s modern history, shaking the government’s position. However, the original judgment time of the old Hariri case was only three days away from the explosion, and the explosion site was only a few kilometers away from the hotel where it was attacked. Such a coincidence can not help but arouse the imagination of the outside world. According to the associated press, the verdict will further intensify tensions in Lebanon. Senior Hariri is a famous Sunni Muslim leader, while Iran supports Shiite Muslims. Tamara nawfal, a Lebanon living in Sydney, said it was not just the trial of old Hariri’s assassination, but how the judge handled the explosion. “Give us a reason to go home.” Said naufal.