Coronavirus reached Lebanon: Infected woman came from Iran

Source : 112 Ukraine

The presence of a fatal infection is suspected in two more citizens - they are now being examined
16:34, 23 February 2020

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Lebanese authorities reported the first case of coronavirus infection in their country. This was stated by Lebanese Minister of Health Hamad Hassan at a press conference, according to Reuters.

A 45-year-old woman, who came from Iran, was diagnosed with the virus. This happened on February 21. An infected citizen was quarantined in a Beirut hospital.

Two more citizens are suspected of having a fatal infection, they are now being examined.

The authorities took all the necessary precautions in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

In total, 2,364 people died from coronavirus in the world, and 78,583 people fell ill.

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In Italy, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection has risen sharply and now exceeds 100. BNO News reports, which monitors the spread of coronavirus.

It is noted that in the morning, February 23, Italy confirmed another 34 cases of infection with the coronavirus COVID-2019. The total number of confirmed coronavirus infected is 113.

In this regard, the Italian government imposed movement restrictions in areas in the north of the country where cases of infection with the coronavirus COVID-19 were especially prevalent. People are not allowed to leave their municipalities, and entry is also closed. 

In general, about 50,000 citizens in 11 municipalities and five regions were affected by special measures. For violation of prohibitions, three months of prison are provided.

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