Lebanon begins new lockdown after coronavirus hits daily record

SourceGulf Today

People pass in front the emergency entrance of the government-run Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut. File/AP Gulf Today Report Lebanon has begun a 25-day nationwide lockdown after health ministry confirmed a new daily record of 4,166 coronavirus infections on Wednesday. According to health ministry figures, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lebanon has recorded nearly 200,000 cases including 1,537 deaths.  A total of 21 people died on Wednesday. To limit the spread of the coronavirus Lebanon has gone to its third lockdown as virus hits a new record in the Mediterranean nation and patients overwhelm the health care sector. READ MORE Abu Dhabi's first volunteers take Russian COVID-19 vaccine in UAE trials Syrian doctor whose deportation from the UK was halted offers to vaccinate British nationals Japan declares virus state of emergency in Tokyo region New restrictions to stem the spread of the virus, including a ...read more...