Ninety Lebanon peacekeepers contract coronavirus

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    Ninety UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for the UNIFIL force said, the first reported cases of the illness.

    The confirmed cases were transferred to a special UNIFIL facility equipped to deal with COVID-19 cases, UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti said in a statement.

    The country has recorded a total of 23,669 Covid-19 cases, including 239 deaths since an outbreak began in February.

    Aljazeera

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