Lebanese Health Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Published January 14th, 2021 - 07:22 GMT
People queue in their cars in Zouk Mosbeh north of Beirut to take the COVID-19 PCR test a couple of days before a total lockdown on January 12, 2021. AFP
People queue in their cars in Zouk Mosbeh north of Beirut to take the COVID-19 PCR test a couple of days before a total lockdown on January 12, 2021. AFP

Lebanon’s caretaker health minister Hamad Hasan was admitted to hospital the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday evening.

The Hezbollah-appointed minister was transferred to the St. George hospital in Beirut’s suburb of Al-Hadat for treatment, according to a hospital statement.

Hasan's condition was good, the statement added.

 

Lebanon has experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the past week, with a record-high of 5,540 new cases recorded on Friday.

The surge has been put down to widespread non-adherence to precautionary measures during holiday celebrations, during which the government eased restrictions.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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