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Coronavirus reached Lebanon

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first case of coronavirus was reported in Lebanon, the country’s health minister, Hamad Hassan, said.

Informed source at Beirut airport told RIA Novosti that the virus was detected in a Lebanese citizen who flew in from Iran. The woman was sent to the hospital.

Earlier, Iranian authorities reported that in the country, 18 people in several cities have already contracted a new type of coronavirus. Four of the sick died.

An outbreak of the disease caused by the new COVID-19 coronavirus was recorded at the end of December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. At the moment, the total number of infected has already exceeded 75.4 thousand people. 2236 patients died from the disease , about 18.3 thousand people recovered.

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