No new COVID-19 cases in Lebanon in the past 24 hours

Additionally, Health Minister Hamad Hasan stated in an interview that the lockdown easing decision will be made after May 10 after increasing the number of PCR tests administered daily
by Annahar Staff

21 April 2020 | 14:59

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A Lebanese woman wears a mask and checks her mobile as she does sports on the deserted corniche along the Mediterranean Sea, during a lockdown imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: For the first time since the novel coronavirus hit Lebanon, the Ministry of Health confirmed no new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. 

The total number of COVID-19 patients remains at 677 along with 21 deaths. The number of recovered cases, meanwhile, increased to 103.

The memorandum which the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities Mohammad Fahmi issued on Sunday was put into effect on Monday, April 20. The memorandum prolonged the opening hours of some shops and food delivery businesses. extending the curfew from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Health Minister Hamad Hasan argued any decision to ease restrictions would be made after May 10 by increasing the number of PCR tests administered daily.

The number of death cases due to COVID-19 has jumped to 170,000 worldwide with almost 2.5 million confirmed cases. 

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