Lebanon registers 685 new COVID-19 cases, 26,768 in total

BEIRUT, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Thursday by 685 cases to 26,768 while death toll went up by 4 to 263, the Health Ministry reported.


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Head of Lebanese Order of Physicians Charaf Abou Charaf warned on Thursday that the COVID-19 situation in Lebanon may become worse, urging for a better equipment for private and public hospitals for the fight against the virus.

Abou Charaf noted that the best way to fight against COVID-19 is taking proper precautionary measures.

Lebanon has been fighting against COVID-19 since Feb. 21.

The country has received several donations from different countries for the fight against COVID-19 including China which offered on Sept. 9 around 10,000 N95 masks, 100,000 medical masks, 100,000 gloves and 6,000 PCR rapid tests.