World Bank threatens to cut Lebanon's vaccine aid over line-jumping

Reuters |
Published: 02.23.21 , 18:11
The World Bank threatened on Tuesday to suspend its multi-million dollar financing for Lebanon's COVID-19 vaccination drive over politicians jumping the line.
The controversy, which echoed favoritism by elites in other countries as the world rushes to inoculate against the coronavirus, added to frustration among Lebanese over delays and violations in the vaccination campaign.
Local media and politicians said that some lawmakers got shots in parliament on Tuesday - despite not necessarily being in priority groups.