Lebanon confirmed a new coronavirus-related death on Wednesday, March 11th. The deceased is a 55-year-old teacher who caught the COVID-19 virus from one of his students.
The National News Agency confirmed the victim’s death and several Lebanese media outlets reported that he had no health problems prior to his death.
However, due to his weak immune system, he passed away after contracting the virus. The man was initially in a hospital in Bsalim, but was recently transferred to Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where he passed away.
According to MTV, the deceased “had infected his wife and two children” prior to his death.
Meanwhile, the hospital confirmed 9 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Wednesday, bringing the total to 61 coronavirus patients in Lebanon.
Lebanese authorities are considering shutting down restaurants and cafes as a measure to limit crowds after they ordered sports centers, scouts, nightclubs, and educational institutions to cease their operations.