Public Health Ministry indicated on Monday that three people were dead and 177 new coronavirus cases have been recorded on Monday, raising the cumulative number of infected cases to-date to 5062 cases.
The Health Ministry report said 159 cases were locally detected and 18 among returnees.
The report pointed that 6009 PCR tests were conducted during the past 24 hours, adding that the number of cases of recovery from the coronavirus rose to 1837.
Health Minister Hamad Hassan indicated on Monday that public health procedures to counter the spread of COVID-19 are not being respected, warning that the period of lockdown could be extended if the present general mobilization was assessed negatively.
The Minister said that people are not taking the preventive measures and lockdown rules seriously.
He said the scientific committee could advise a lockdown extension for another 15 days if general mobilization results were assessed negatively.
He also suggested cutting the number of arrivals at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport to less than 2000 travelers.