The First Coronavirus Patient in Lebanon Just Tested Negative

The Ministry of Public Health announced that all tests just conducted on Tuesday on people suspected to have coronavirus were negative.

As for the results of the first coronavirus case diagnosed in Lebanon, the woman tested out to be negative, meaning that she is coronavirus-free.

The ministry added that the laboratory examination will be repeated on her the next day, to double-check.

The coronavirus patient will be taken out of the hospital to her home, upon confirmation of the second negative result of the laboratory examination.

As part of the fight against the epidemic, the Ministry of Public Health called on all arrivals from countries that have witnessed a local spread of the coronavirus to comply fully with the measures of domestic isolation. If any symptoms appear, the person can call 76592699.

Sources have reported to LBCI that the plane that had arrived from Iran on the 20th of February has passed the 14-day period since its landing and, consequently, the cases of its passengers have also passed the 14-days, healthily.

In the same context, the state of the arriving passengers on the planes that had landed on the 24th and 27th of February are under control as well as the students who have crossed the Lebanese-Syrian border through the Masnaa Borders.

Keeping it positive, the Director-General of the World Health Organization WHO Tedros Adhanom confirmed that coronavirus is being successfully dealt with, pointing out that the risk of coronavirus development of a pandemic has been excluded.

Adhanom said at the WHO’s daily press conference, which is being held to follow up on the developments of the coronavirus, that a number of vaccines are being developed to face the threat of coronavirus.

The Director-General also pointed out that the death rate of coronavirus is higher than that of influenza, adding that there is an existing crisis due to the shortage of medical materials that help in facing the virus.

The daily report issued on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus at the Rafic Hariri University Hospital stated that the hospital received 47 suspected cases over the past 24 hours.

“All were subject to the necessary medical statements; 12 of them were required to enter quarantine based on the evaluation of the observer doctor, while the rest adhere to the home quarantine,” the statement added.

Laboratory tests were carried out on 59 cases. The result was negative for all cases, including the results of the first patient diagnosed with coronavirus in Lebanon.

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