Lebanon confirms three new coronavirus cases, bringing total to seven

Employees from a disinfection company sanitize closed school, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, in Sidon. (Reuters)

Lebanon’s health ministry has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to seven.

The ministry said the three new patients had been quarantined at a Beirut hospital and that their cases were the result of contact with those who were already infected in Lebanon.

Authorities in Lebanon confirmed on Friday that schools would be closed until March 8 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus, an education ministry statement said.

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