Earlier today, Lebanon’s cabinet approved a two-week extension of the lockdown to help with the fight against the virus.
by Mohamad Shour -Source: Annahar
Lebanese Red Cross ambulance leaving the Rafic Hariri University Hospital (AP Photo)
BEIRUT: Thirty-five new COVID-19 cases were identified Thursday, according to the daily report issued by the Rafic Hariri University Hospital, raising the total number of cases to 368.
The report also revealed that a total of 20 people have recovered since the start of the outbreak, while six others are deceased and three are in critical condition.
On Thursday, Lebanon’s cabinet approved a two-week extension of the lockdown to help with the fight against the virus.
“We are still at a dangerous point in the outbreak,” said Information Minister Manal Abdel-Samad, at a news conference, adding that the extension is required due to COVID-19’s incubation period.
A decision was also set forward that urges all shops, with few exceptions, to close between 7 pm and 5 am.