35 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lebanon, bringing total to 368

Earlier today, Lebanon’s cabinet approved a two-week extension of the lockdown to help with the fight against the virus.
by Mohamad Shour

26 March 2020 | 19:56

Source: by Annahar

  • by Mohamad Shour
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 26 March 2020 | 19:56

Lebanese Red Cross ambulance leaving the Rafic Hariri University Hospital (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: Thirty-five new COVID-19 cases were identified in Lebanon Thursday, according to the daily report issued by the Rafic Hariri University Hospital, raising the total number of cases to 368.

The report revealed that a total of 20 people have recovered since the start of the outbreak, while six others died and three remain in critical condition.

On Thursday, Lebanon’s cabinet approved a two-week extension of the lock down to help with the fight against the virus.

“We are still at a dangerous point in the outbreak,” said Information Minister Manal Abdel-Samad, adding that the extension is required given to COVID-19’s incubation period.

The Cabinet also urged businesses across various industries to close shop between 7 pm and 5 am.  

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