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Coronavirus Lebanon: Health Ministry Says Number of Cases Hit 248
By Staff, Agencies
Lebanon’s coronavirus cases increased to 248 Sunday, the Health Ministry announced in a statement.
The new toll reflects an increase of 18 cases from Saturday, when the number stood at 230.
The announcement was made as the country's security forces started implementing intensified measures to prevent further spread of the virus among the population.
The ministry added that there were five cases that needed testing at Rafik Hariri University Hospital after undergoing tests at labs not used by the Health Ministry. It said it was also following up on a number of other cases.
The ministry further called on citizens to commit to all preventive measures, “especially self-quarantine that has become an individual and ethical responsibility.”
Health Minister Hamad Hassan said in a televised interview Sunday that there was still a possibility in limiting the virus’ outbreak.
“We did not slip yet into a general outbreak of the virus.”
The minister, however, underscored that citizens should commit to government’s instructions and stay home.
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