Lebanon's total COVID-19 cases exceed 25,000


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BEIRUT, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 592 cases to 25,449 on Tuesday, the Lebanese Health Ministry reported.

The total death toll from the coronavirus went up by six to 252, it added.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Tuesday that the ministry is working on securing the vaccine against COVID-19 at a reasonable price, taking into account the economic and financial crisis in Lebanon.

He added that the ministry is also in contact with the Russian embassy to secure studies that assess the importance of the vaccine produced by Russia.

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 test kits. Enditem