Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections rises to 1,220

Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections increased on Sunday by 29 cases to 1,220 while death toll went up by one case to 27, the National News Agency reported.

Director General of Beirut airport Fadi Al Hassan announced on Sunday that the airport will reopen in June.

“We are currently preparing for the opening of the airport by adopting barriers to respect social distancing rules,” he said.

Lebanon and China have supported each other in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In February, Lebanese President Michel Aoun expressed solidarity with China in its battle against the coronavirus.

In return, China has offered help to Lebanon’s anti-coronavirus fight, including the donation of medical equipment to Beirut’s airport, and Lebanon’s Health Ministry.

On April 16, China also donated 3,000 testing kits and 200 manual thermometers to Lebanon.