BEIRUT, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Tuesday 1,985 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 499,839, the Health Ministry reported.
Meanwhile, the number of deaths from the virus increased by 35 to 6,738.
Lebanon launched, a day earlier, its vaccination campaign for media professionals, security forces, and public sector employees. The campaign will start by next week.
Lebanon has been fighting against the pandemic since Feb. 21, 2020.