Mon, 10 May 2021

BEIRUT, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Sunday 700 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 528,208, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus increased by 22 to 7,324 in the country.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan urged on Sunday Lebanese citizens to take precautionary measures when traveling to countries in which the new deadly variant of COVID-19 was detected, adding that the COVID-19 ministerial committee will convene soon to discuss the necessity to adopt more measures to prevent the variant from arriving in Lebanon.

Hassan said that the ministry has already sent 20 samples of COVID-19 tests of infected expatriates who came from those countries to investigate whether the variant is present in Lebanon or not.

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