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Lebanese FM tests positive for COVID-19

ANI | Updated: Sep 09, 2020 16:41 IST


Beirut [Lebanon], September 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and been placed under a two-week quarantine regime, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The result of a PCR test, taken by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive. It came after the first one, which he took the day before yesterday [Monday], needed to be confirmed. Since then, the minister has placed under quarantine for a two-week period," the ministry said in a statement.
Wehbe was appointed as the country's foreign minister on August 3. On Monday, Wehbe met with the new ambassadors of Canada and Greece to Lebanon at a protocol ceremony to deliver copies of his credentials.
To date, the Lebanese health officials have confirmed 21,324 cases of COVID-19, with 207 fatalities and 6,722 recoveries. (ANI/Sputnik)

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