BEIRUT, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 85 cases to 2,419, while the number of deaths remained 36, the National News Agency reported.
The syndicate of nurses in Lebanon warned against a further increase in the number of infections which would impose threats to citizens, urging people to take necessary precautionary measures by wearing masks and washing their hands.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Hamad Hassan urged Lebanese expats who have returned to the country to commit to quarantine measures and avoid participating in public events to stop the spread of the virus.
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 last month 17,500 masks, 1,500 protective gears, 1,320 goggles and 1,000 shoes covers to Lebanese public hospitals.