Mon, 17 May 2021

BEIRUT, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Tuesday 748 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 529,205, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus increased by 23 to 7,368.

Lebanon continues to vaccinate its population. However, people have been reluctant to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, prompting Caretaker Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan to form a committee dedicated to receiving calls reporting any possible side effects from vaccination.

The minister also called upon citizens to register for vaccination in hope to reduce the number of infections and deaths from the virus.

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