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Russia Sending Medical Supplies, Doctors to Lebanon

06 Aug 2020, 00:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Russian government is sending five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors to set up a field hospital in Beirut to help the city in the aftermath of yesterday's explosion, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Wednesday.

- World news -

The ministry will also send a team trained for search and rescue operations and a mobile laboratory to identify cases of COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.

Lebanon has recorded more than 5,000 cases of the virus, including 65 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

At least 100 people have died and more than 4,000 were wounded in Tuesday's explosion in the port of Beirut, state-run media reported, citing the Red Cross.

Georges Kettaneh, the secretary-general of the Lebanese Red Cross, told Lebanon's National News Agency Wednesday that the disaster is "unprecedented and very large."

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