Lebanon records first novel coronavirus death

By: AFP      Published: 03:23 PM, 10 Mar, 2020
Lebanon records first novel coronavirus death
Sanitary workers disinfect the desks and chairs of the Lebanese Parliament in Beirut amid the spread of coronavirus in the country. AFP

A Lebanese man died Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, a health ministry source said, marking the country's first recorded death from an epidemic that has infected 41 people nationwide.

The 56-year-old was receiving treatment in a state-run Beirut hospital, the ministry source told AFP, adding that he had recently returned from Egypt, where the virus has also spread.