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Lebanon announces first coronavirus case

Virus was found in a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom in Iran

Lebanon's Minister of Health, Hamad Hasan speaks during a news conference, after the country's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, in Beirut, Lebanon February 21, 2020.
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Beirut: The first case of coronavirus in Lebanon was confirmed on Friday, the health minister said, adding that two other suspected cases were being investigated.

"We confirmed the first case today," Hassan Hamad said at a press conference in Beirut.

The virus was found in a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom in Iran, he said, adding that she was in good health.