Lebanese authorities indicate that 5,818 people have been diagnosed positive for covid19 in the past 24 hours. 20 deaths are also to be deplored. Now, 746,632 people have been infected with the virus since a first case diagnosed in February 2020. 9,213 people have since died.

Currently, 675 people are hospitalized, a figure in slight decline, including 71 considered to be in serious condition.

The information comes as Lebanese authorities also noted that 566 cases arrived in Lebanon via Beirut International Airport on December 30 and 31 as well as on January 1, with the majority of cases coming from Ethiopia, Egypt. but also from Iraq and Turkey.

For the time being, the authorities rule out a new confinement due to the current economic crisis, indicates the Minister of Health Firas Abiad after a meeting with Prime Minister Najib Mikati

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