Lebanon registers 6,154 new COVID-19 cases, 243,286 in total


By Eblt

BEIRUT, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Friday 6,154 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase in the country, raising the tally to 243,286, the Health Ministry reported.

The death toll from the virus went up by 44 to 1,825, it added.

Lebanon passed on Friday a law that will allow the emergency use of vaccines against COVID-19.

House Speaker Nabih Berri said the new law allows medical companies and the private sector to import the vaccines for the fight against COVID-19.

Lebanon will buy 2 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine with the first shipment expected to arrive by mid-February.

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