Naharnet: Lebanon “coronavirus cases rise to 149, Ministry urges citizens to abide by quarantine”

Above you can find the latest statistics. Below is a message from the Ministry of Health, Lebanon, as published by Naharnet (article further below, March 19, 2020):

“Lebanon’s Health Ministry on Thursday released its daily report on the COVID-19 saying the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases has reached 149.

It added that the tally includes those diagnosed at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital and those reported by other university hospitals accredited by the Ministry.

The report said the Ministry continues to run tests on samples taken from people suspected to have contracted the virus, while identifying and monitoring their contacts, and carefully watching all arrivals from countries experiencing a spread of the virus.

The Ministry is also conducting epidemiological tracking to pinpoint the source of infection for some of the newly diagnosed cases.

The Ministry urged all citizens to adhere to the strict measures issued by the official authorities, especially the mandatory home quarantine, and to refrain from going outdoors unless it is absolutely necessary”.

One thought on “Naharnet: Lebanon “coronavirus cases rise to 149, Ministry urges citizens to abide by quarantine””

  1. The total of the COVID-19 identified cases in Lebanon is 157 now (end of March 19th + 8 cases confirmed to be added to tomorrow’s statistics). Of course, this means that the real cases are much higher than this number. The Government has decided to isolate 2-3 regions of the country from each other and from the rest of the country. Let’s hope these aggressive measures will help in containing the transmission of the virus. Let’s hope all the people will listen to the instructions. It seems that (governmental) efforts will be made to distribute food to people in isolation. The authorities are considering imposing a fine on people who refuse to stay at home. As a reminder, Lebanon has been in the middle of a deep financial/economic crisis since October 17, 2020. It is of course hard to stay home when you earn a living on a daily basis. It is even harder to stay indoors when the outdoor is your house (refugees in tents).

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