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Lebanon's Foreign Minister, Charbel Wehbe, tested positive for coronavirus disease and was placed under a two-week quarantine regime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.   The result of the PCR test, carried out by Foreign Minister Char...

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Lebanese Foreign Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

Published by: O. Elijah
09/09/2020 04:48 PM

Lebanon's Foreign Minister, Charbel Wehbe, tested positive for coronavirus disease and was placed under a two-week quarantine regime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

 

"The result of the PCR test, carried out by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive.

"It came after the first one he took the day before yesterday (Monday) had to be confirmed.

"Since then, the Minister has been in quarantine for a period of two weeks," the Ministry said in a statement.

 

Mr Wehbe was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country on August 3. Mr. Wehbe met with the new ambassadors of Canada and Greece to Lebanon on Monday at a protocol ceremony to deliver copies of his credentials. To date, the Lebanese health officials have confirmed 21,324 cases of COVID-19, with 207 fatalities and 6,722 recoveries.

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