Lebanese health minister hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

SourceArab News
SectorHealthcare
CountryLebanon

Lebanese health minister hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 Lebanese health minister hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 Lebanese health minister hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hasan speaks during a press conference at the ministry in the capital Beirut in February 2020. (AFP/File Photo) Short Url Updated 39 min 14 sec ago Arab News Lebanese health minister hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 Updated 39 min 14 sec ago Arab News Follow @arabnews BEIRUT: 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. Updated 36 min 34 sec ago NAJIA HOUSSARI Lebanon faces new 11-day lockdown A state of health emergency, a total lockdown and a curfew have been imposed between Jan. 14-25 Lebanon’s land and sea borders will be closed from Thursday, while the country’s airport will be operating at its lowest operational capacity Updated 36 min 34 sec...read more...