Undocumented Struggle To Access Coronavirus Tests In Lebanon

Prohibitively high costs for undocumented people leave some migrant workers fearing for their lives.

Beirut, Lebanon – Hospitals on the front lines of Lebanon’s coronavirus outbreak have either turned away undocumented people or are setting prohibitively high costs for tests, leading them to fear for their health and wellbeing.

Al Jazeera spoke with two former domestic workers of Ethiopian origin who sought testing at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH), the main COVID-19 testing and treatment centre in the country.

English | March 28, 2020



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