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Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health warned on Saturday that the country was facing a new wave of COVID-19, urging the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The warning was issued in a ministry statement after its vaccines executive committee held an emergency meeting on the latest epidemiological developments, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.

“We are facing a new wave of coronavirus, which is expected to be the most contagious and the fastest spreading, according to infection figures in Lebanon and the rest of the world, which are seeing an alarming increase,” the statement said. .

He stressed “the need to receive the vaccine as soon as possible, especially since the percentage of vaccinated people is still low and does not exceed 45% in Lebanon”.

“The vaccine can be taken free of charge, whatever the dose (the first, second, third or fourth), in any of the vaccination centers distributed throughout the Lebanese territory without prior appointment” , the statement added.

The ministry on Saturday announced the registration of 836 new infections, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 1,107,602, while two deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 10,458.

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