The Lebanese government and international organisations are raising awareness and carrying out disinfection campaigns to prevent the spread of the virus.
Despite overwhelming evidence, leaders in China, Russia and Iran are spreading disinformation about the origin of COVID-19, each for their own malign reasons.
The suspension of the education process is one of many measures the government is taking to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
By transporting militiamen across the region through back channels, Iran may have accelerated the spread of coronavirus in the Middle East.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected vital help even as Iran becomes a greater threat to world health with its increasing number of infected and its ill-advised policies.
Across the region, governments are taking additional steps to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic as the number of cases continues to rise.
Arab nations' GDP is expected to shrink by at least $42 billion in 2020, hit by plunging oil prices and virus-linked shutdowns.
Gulf Co-operation Council states are taking measures to stem the spread with the six states recording over 800 cases of COVID-19.
With the IRGC in charge, the Iranian people have little faith in the government's ability to contain the spread of the virus, analysts say.
As COVID-19 continues to spread and claim lives, a media watchdog has accused Iran of blocking independent reporting of the outbreak.