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Lebanon Registers 38 Coronavirus Deaths, 2,724 New Cases

Lebanon Registers 38 Coronavirus Deaths, 2,724 New Cases
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By Staff, Agencies

Lebanon registered 38 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,724 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Sunday, as the country is set to ramp up a slow inoculation campaign.

The total number of cases since coronavirus was first detected in Lebanon on Feb. 21, 2020, now stands at 461,062 according to figures released by the Health Ministry. The total number of fatalities has risen to 6,096.

The Health Ministry report gave no other details.

The country is set to expand its vaccination campaign as of Monday with people over the age of 55 eligible for doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca jabs through the Health Ministry. The private sector will also start inoculations with Sputnik V vaccine with Middle East Airlines [MEA] vaccinating staff members and their families on Tuesday.

Lebanon has almost fully eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions, with cafes, restaurants, malls, shops and supermarkets all open and functional, within limited capacity. The country will, however, witness a complete three-day lockdown with a 24-hour curfew during the Easter holiday April 3-5 to prevent large celebratory gatherings and curb the spread of COVID-19.

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