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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Lebanon, hospital source says

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  • The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on Friday.
  • A woman arriving from Iran was found to be positive, a source at a Beirut hospital where the woman is being quarantined told Reuters.
  • Lebanon's health minister was expected to hold a news conference on Friday to address the case.
A man and a girl wearing protective facemasks wait to cross a street in Beijing on February 21, 2020.
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The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on Friday after a woman arriving from Iran was found to be positive, a source at a Beirut hospital where the woman is being quarantined told Reuters.

There were no further details immediately available on the case. Lebanon's health minister was expected to hold a news conference on Friday to address the case.

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