Woman responsible for 42 Covid infections in Lebanon, says minister Jun 05, 2020 0 2000 12345 Beirut A Lebanese woman who recently returned from Saudi Arabia is responsible for infecting 42 people with Covid-19 in the village of Barja, south of Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Thursday.Hassan called on returnees to abide by the self-quarantine rules to avoid “danger for others.” He added that there will be a meeting with mayors across the country on Friday to discuss ways to ensure people arriving from abroad stay home and avoid contact with others.A Barja resident told dpa that the woman had received many relatives and friends after her arrival, many of whom became infected. He added that some 111 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) coronavirus tests were conducted, focusing on those who have been in contact with her. On Thursday, Lebanon registered 50 new cases of coronavirus, raising the total number to 1,306. (DPA) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began Jun 05, 2020 0 682 Head of Libya unity govt says ‘determined’ to control whole country Jun 05, 2020 0 705 Africa CDC tries to ramp up coronavirus tests as lockdowns ease Jun 05, 2020 0 865 Syrian ground defences confront Israeli airstrikes: State media Damascus Syrian ground defences confronted an Israeli air attack in the countryside of north-western Hama province, Syrian state media reported late Thursday. The state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said the Israeli .. Palestinians refuse tax money from Israel, accusing it of ‘blackmail’ DPA Tel Aviv/Ramallah The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to accept the 200-million-dollar monthly tax revenues collected by Israel, accusing it of “blackmail.” Its refusal to accept the money, .. Jordan says to lift ‘most’ coronavirus restrictions AFP Amman Jordan announced Thursday it will lift most restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with mosques, restaurants and churches allowed to reopen. There will be “a period of general .. S African govt to appeal court judgement declaring lockdown rules ‘invalid’ AFP Johannesburg South Africa’s government on Thursday said it would appeal a court ruling that struck down a raft of coronavirus lockdown regulations. A provincial division of the High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour .. Nigerian army kills almost 400 bandits during land, air operation Lagos Soldiers have killed almost 400 bandits during land and air offensives in northern Nigeria, the army said on Thursday. The criminals had attacked and killed civilians during raids on villages in the region, army ..