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COVID-19: 25 Lebanese Evacuated From Kano Test Positive

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Not fewer than 25 passengers evacuated from to Beirut, have tested positive for .

COVID-19: 25 Lebanese Evacuated From Kano Test Positive
COVID-19: 25 Lebanese Evacuated From Kano Test Positive

The country’s Ministry of Health made this known on Thursday.

The government of Lebanon had asked Middle East Airlines to evacuate its citizens from foreign countries last month.

On May 5, an aircraft with flight number ME570 took off from Kano to Beirut, according to a flight schedule provided by the Middle East Airlines.

25 of those aboard the flight have now tested positive for Coronavirus.

The statement said the affected people will be taken to hospital for treatment, while others who tested negative would be quarantined.

“The Ministry of Public Health announces that it has been confirmed that 25 positive cases with COVID-19 were recorded among the passengers on board the flight that arrived from Nigeria.

“Accordingly, the affected cases will be transferred to the hospital with an emphasis on the application of strict domestic quarantine for negative cases, knowing that they will be followed up daily by the Ministry and whoever shows any symptoms will be referred to the hospital for re-examination,” it read.

As of Thursday, Lebanon has confirmed 784 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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