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Second case of coronavirus in Lebanon confirmed: Health Ministry source

People wear face masks as they leave the Rafik Hariri Hospital in Beirut, Feb. 21, 2020. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

BEIRUT: The second case of coronavirus in Lebanon was confirmed by a Health Ministry source Wednesday.

The patient has been quarantined at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, a Health Ministry statement said.

It has been determined that the woman flew in from Iran on the same flight as the patient with the first confirmed case of the virus. She was returning from a religious trip.

The patient's symptoms first began to show on Monday and her condition is now stable, according to the statement. Her family members and close friends will be monitored daily for symptoms by a team from the Health Ministry.

The first case of coronavirus in Lebanon was confirmed Friday by Health Minister Hamad Hasan.

The patient is a 45-year-old Lebanese woman, who arrived in Beirut Thursday from the Iranian city of Qom and is now being treated in quarantine at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.





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