Lebanon's number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 28,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-20 02:25:16|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Saturday by 779 cases to 28,297, while the death toll went up by five to 286, the Health Ministry reported.

Director General of Rafic Hariri University Hospital Firas Abiad warned on Saturday that the daily increase in COVID-19 cases has been alarming, as Lebanon can only provide 60 beds in emergency rooms at hospitals for the time being.

Abiad urged the government to adopt a proper strategy to avoid a disastrous situation especially at a time when schools are about to reopen and there will be an increase in the number of flu cases in winter.

Lebanon has been fighting against COVID-19 since Feb. 21.

The country has received several donations from different countries for the fight against COVID-19, including China which offered batches of medical supplies. Enditem