WORLD Lebanon's COVID-19 cases exceed 17,000, death toll at 167

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Lebanon's COVID-19 cases exceed 17,000, death toll at 167

Xinhua

07:07, September 01, 2020

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BEIRUT, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 438 cases to 17,308 while death toll went up by seven to 167, the Health Ministry reported.

Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Monday that the cabinet allocated 10 million U.S. dollars to be distributed among 10 public hospitals to help fight against COVID-19.

Lebanon's number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing remarkably on a daily basis due to the lack of proper precautionary measures by citizens.

Hassan said Monday that the best way to restrict the spread of the virus is through adopting personal protection 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 June 11 around 17,500 masks, 1,500 protective gears, 1,320 goggles and 1,000 shoes covers to Lebanese public hospitals. Enditem

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