The authorities of Lebanon have confirmed this Friday the first case of the new variant of the coronavirus on a commercial flight arriving from the United Kingdom , a day after registering a new
daily maximum of infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic.
A case has been registered on board a flight that arrived from the United Kingdom on Monday, “the acting Minister of Health, Hamad Hasan, said through the social network Twitter, who has asked that the
passengers and their contacts go into quarantine.
The Lebanese authorities confirmed on Thursday 2,708 cases and 22 deaths from coronavirus during the previous 24 hours, which puts the totals at 163,225 and 1,333, respectively, since the start of the pandemic.
The authorities began to apply local confinements at the beginning of October due to the rebound in cases and launched a new “zonal system” to try to contain the pandemic, although the increase in infections led the Government to announce a second confinement in November at the national level.
Concern at the national and international level about the epidemiological situation in the country increased as a result of the explosions in Beirut, which left at least 200 dead and caused a devastating impact in terms of material damage , as well as the temporary suspension of tracking operations of contacts.