Lebanese Foreign Minister tests COVID positive

Beirut: Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe has tested positive(+ve) for the new coronavirus & being positioned under a two-week isolation regime, the Foreign Ministry stated on Wed..

“The result of a PCR test, taken by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive. It had come after the 1st 1, that he taken the day before y’day [Monday], required to be affirmed. From afterwards, the minister has positioned under isolation for a two-week period,” the ministry stated in an announcement.

Wehbe has been appointed as the nation’s foreign minister on Aug 3. On Mon., Wehbe met with the new ambassadors of Canada & Greece to Lebanon in a protocol ceremony to deliver copies of his own credentials.

To date, the Lebanese health authorities have affirmed 21,324 instances of COVID-19, with 207 fatalities & 6,722 recoveries.