Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lebanon, total now 10

A border official checks the temperature of a passenger as a precautionary measure, following the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, at a border crossing between Syria and Lebanon in Jdaydet Yabous. (Reuters)

Lebanon’s health ministry said on Sunday three more people had tested positive for coronavirus after arriving from Iran, bringing the total in the country to 10.

The three patients, who had been in isolation at home, were quarantined at a Beirut hospital after showing symptoms, the ministry said in a statement.

Lebanon closed schools this week and halted flights for non-residents from countries with outbreaks, namely China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57