SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

New spike in Covid-19 infections and deaths

The Ministry of Public Health reported 1104 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, along with three deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases stands now at 559,473 while the overall tally of fatalities is 7,900.

The ministry indicated that 1095 cases were recorded among residents and 9 cases among arrivals.

The number of citizens that received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine has reached 1,208,678.

MoPH report

Caretaker Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan, said in a radio interview that “the spike in Covid-19 infections during the past two weeks poses a real threat to the epidemiological reality in Lebanon.”

Hassan said that the ministry is administrating vaccines to the expatriates, and asked them to abide to the safety and protective measures to avoid the spread of the virus.

He considered that there isn’t real commitment to mandatory quarantine in hotels. Residents and expatriates must bear the bulk of the responsibility, noting that the pandemic’s peak will be in August.

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