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Hezollah deputy chief says Nasrallah not seriously ill but ‘needed 2 or 3 days to recover’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is not deathly ill, his deputy Naim Qassem tells Lebanese media.

“The secretary-general is fine, praise be to God…he was struck by illness in recent days, and needed two or three days to recover. But because those who love him were waiting for his speech on May 25, his failure to appear would raise questions,” Qassem says.

Nasrallah coughed and wheezed his way through a recent televised address, leading to the Israeli military to speculate that the Hezbollah chief may have been infected with the novel coronavirus.

Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah coughs during a May 25, 2021, address (Twitter screenshot)
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