For 13 of the 15 years of Lebanon’s civil war, Maher al-Kharrat drove ambulances and treated the injured with the Lebanese Red Cross under the constant threat of being caught in crossfire. Now he is on the frontlines of a new battle – the one against the novel coronavirus.
A boy helps his mother to put on a mask, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sidon, Lebanon April 28, 2020. (Reuters)
A huge responsibility
People wear face masks as they stand at the entrance of Rafik Hariri hospital, as Lebanon recorded its first death from the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon March 10, 2020. (Reuters)