Number of coronavirus cases in Lebanon rises to 13

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The new cases are people who were in contact with the previously reported cases, and are currently placed under quarantine at the RHUH and have a stable health condition.

by Perla Kantarjian -Source: Annahar

A Lebanese employee wearing a protective mask at the Rafiq Hariri University Hospital. (AFP Photo)

BEIRUT: On Monday, the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced three new confirmed coronavirus cases in Lebanon, increasing the number of COVID-19 patients at the Rafic Hariri University Hospital to a total of 13.

The Ministry of Health said that the new cases are people who were in contact with the previously reported cases, are currently placed under quarantine at the RHUH and have a stable health condition.

Additionally, the Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan, maintained on Monday that the coronavirus is not a “pandemic” in Lebanon, adding also that work to restrict flights from countries dealing with the outbreak had commenced, allowing only the return of Lebanese citizens and foreigners holding valid residency in the Lebanese grounds.

The Ministry of Health urges all people arriving from countries with coronavirus outbreak to completely adhere to home quarantine and in the case of any symptoms showing, to call the following number: +961 76 592699.

 

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