29 new COVID-19 cases identified in Lebanon

Health Minister Hamad Hasan noted earlier in the day that the steady increase of coronavirus cases in Lebanon is "not catastrophic," and urged the Lebanese to remain in quarantine until further notice.
by Ghadir Hamadi

25 March 2020 | 19:12

Source: by Annahar

  • by Ghadir Hamadi
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 25 March 2020 | 19:12

Photo shows Lebanese Minister of Health Hamad Hassan. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: According to the daily report released by the Rafic Hariri University Hospital, twenty-nine new COVID-19 cases were recorded Wednesday in Lebanon, raising the total number to 333.

Eight have recovered from the virus so far, while four remain in critical condition. Meanwhile, six people have died as a result of complications from the virus, with the latest death recorded at Notre Dame De Secours Hospital in Jbeil.

The hospital released a statement stating that the patient was suffering from an “advanced stage of lung cancer and was admitted to the hospital’s coronavirus quarter several days ago.”

Health Minister Hamad Hasan noted earlier in the day that the steady increase of coronavirus cases in Lebanon is "not catastrophic," and urged the Lebanese to remain in quarantine until further notice.

He also stated that the Baalbeck Governmental Hospital is now ready to receive coronavirus patients, which is part of the ministry’s plan to increase the number of health centers around the country, facilitated to combat the novel virus.

The daily report released by the Rafic Hariri University Hospital also offered essential recommendations calling on citizens to abide by the measures imposed by the Council of Ministers like self-isolation and avoiding crowded places.

President Michel Aoun also called on the Christian community not to go to Mass Wednesday, which is a national holiday marking the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.

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