On Monday, March 30th, the total of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Lebanon has risen to 446. The Ministry of Public Health confirmed this in its daily coronavirus report released on the same date.
The report said: “Until 30/03/2020, the total of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, accredited university hospital laboratories, as well as private laboratories has reached 446 after 8 cases were recorded since yesterday.”
The report also announced 1 new coronavirus-related death, who was a patient in her 70s.
This brings the total of coronavirus-related deaths to 11 on Monday. On the other hand, the recoveries have risen to 32. This means the total of active cases are now 403, 3 of which are considered in critical condition.
According to the Health Ministry, 6,397 coronavirus tests have been conducted since the first case was announced in Lebanon, on February 21st.
Moreover, today, 1,074 people are in quarantine in the Lebanese hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Public Health.
To help flatten the curve and prevent more serious stages of the pandemic, the ministry reminds of the importance of committing to the government’s general mobilization guidelines and self-isolation.
It insists that all citizens must adhere to the “implementation of all preventive measures, especially the commitment to complete domestic isolation.”
The ministry also stresses that self-isolation has become an “individual and societal moral responsibility that is incumbent on every citizen.”
It adds that negligence in the application of these measures “will expose the violator to legal and criminal prosecution.”
Yesterday, the Lebanese Army closed 104 shops, dispersed 27 private and public gatherings, and assisted 4 municipalities in enforcing the government’s general mobilization, according to the National Operation Room for Disaster Management.
In an admirable initiative, the former Minister of Defence recently rented a hospital that was out of service to have the Health Ministry use it for coronavirus patients.
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