BEIRUT, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 684 cases to 29,986 while death toll went up by 10 to 307, the Health Ministry reported.
The health committee in charge of dealing with COVID-19 in Lebanon decided on Monday not to impose lockdown measures as advised by Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan who insisted a day earlier on the need to shut the country down for at least two weeks.
The health committee advised instead to impose lockdown on villages with high infection rate.
Lebanon has adopted several periods of lockdown in the past few months which weighted heavily on the local economy.
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.