Sun, 24 Jan 2021

BEIRUT, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Tuesday 76 new deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily record, which raised the total coronavirus death toll in the country to 1,705.

The Lebanese Health Ministry reported that the number of COVID-19 infections in Lebanon increased by 4,557 to 226,948.

The total recoveries from the virus climbed by 1,141 to 144,857, it said.

The country is expected to impose a complete lockdown with an all-day curfew starting Thursday till Jan. 25.

All land and sea borders will be closed and the airport will operate at 20 percent capacity.

Lebanon has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic since Feb. 21 in last year.

Lebanon and China supported each other in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. China offered help to Lebanon's anti-coronavirus fight, including the donation of medical equipment to Beirut's airport, and Lebanon's Health Ministry. Later on April 16, China donated 3,000 testing kits and 200 manual thermometers to Lebanon.

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