Lebanese foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19, says Ministry


Charbel Wehbe
Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe

Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe has tested positive for the coronavirus disease and been placed under a two-week quarantine regime, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The result of a PCR test, taken by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive.

“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,” the ministry said in a statement.

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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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