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Lebanon's number of COVID-19 rises to 1,788

02 Jul 2020, 03:51 GMT+10

BEIRUT, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections rose on Wednesday by 10 cases to 1,788 while death toll remained unchanged at 34, the National News Agency reported.

Lebanon reopened Beirut airport on Wednesday after four months of closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced during his tour at the airport that exceptional measures were taken by the ministries that are involved in the airport's reopening, the civil aviation authority and security forces to ensure protection of tourists, expatriates and locals.

He also noted that private and public hospitals are capable of receiving infections that may arise in the coming days.

Beirut airport restarted its operations with only 10 percent of its capacity a year ago, or about 2,000 passengers a day.

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.

The latest foreign support was from China in June which offered 17,500 masks, 1,500 protective gears, 1,320 goggles and 1,000 shoes covers to Lebanese public hospitals.

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