Lebanon reported its second confirmed coronavirus case on Wednesday, assuring that the patient is quarantined in Rafic Hariri Universtiy hospital.
The second infected person had returned from a religious trip from Iran to Lebanon on the same flight as the first reported infected woman announced on Monday, health ministry said in a statement.
Their plane had carried around 150 passengers with two passengers testing positing so far while 12 suspected cases are in quarantine.
Head of Beirut’s Order of Physicians, Sharaf Abu Sharaf, warned on Thursday of the likely rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Lebanon given that the taken preventive measures are not assuaging.
Earlier on Tuesday, Lebanon restricted trips to countries with coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and halted all flights for pilgrims.