Lebanon detects seven new coronavirus cases, two deaths

People wearing face masks walk outside Rafik Hariri hospital, where Lebanon’s first coronavirus case is being quarantined, in Beirut, Lebanon February 21, 2020. (Reuters)

Lebanon has detected seven new cases of the coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 68 as of Wednesday, according to Lebanese MTV television station.

A second person died of coronavirus in Lebanon on Wednesday, according to the Lebanese health ministry. The man who died was in his 60s and had a preexisting condition, according to Lebanon’s NNA news agency.

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Lebanon's crippling financial crisis could pose a threat to managing its relatively limited coronavirus outbreak that has been kept in check but is expected to spread, health officials say.

(With Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02