Lebanon registers 3rd death from COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-12 17:48:43|Editor: huaxia

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People wearing masks walk along seaside in Beirut, Lebanon, March 12, 2020. Lebanon recorded a third death from COVID-19, as 71 in the country are confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, LBCI TV channel reported Thursday. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Xinhua)

BEIRUT, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon recorded a third death from COVID-19, as 71 in the country are confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, LBCI TV channel reported Thursday.

The reported cases include 10 workers at Al-Maounat Hospital, while the rest 61 are in Rafic Hariri Hospital.

A day earlier, Lebanon allocated 39 million U.S. dollars from a loan offered by the World Bank for the fight against COVID-19, while Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced a series of mesures aimed at restricting the spread of the virus.

On March 4, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan said Lebanon is cooperating with China in fighting the virus, noting China had offered needed medical tests to help detect the novel coronavirus.

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