COVID-19: Lebanese foreign minister, Charbel Wehbe now positive – Ministry

Lebanese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that its Foreign Minister, Charbel Wehbe has tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The ministry also disclosed that he has been placed under a two-week quarantine regime, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.


According to a statement by the ministry, “The result of a PCR test, taken by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive.

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“It came after the first one, which he took the day before yesterday (Monday), needed to be confirmed.

“Since then, the minister has placed under quarantine for a two-week period.”Wehbe was appointed as the country’s foreign minister on Aug. 3.

On Monday, Wehbe met with the new ambassadors of Canada and Greece to Lebanon 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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