Wed, 12 May 2021

BEIRUT, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Thursday 2,501 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 504,800, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus went up by 31 to 6,809.

Ambassador of Cuba in Lebanon Alexander Pellicer Moraga said Thursday that the Cuban and Lebanese Health Ministries will negotiate in the coming two weeks the possibility of Lebanon's participation in clinical trials for the Cuban COVID-19 vaccines Abdala and Soberana-02, Elnashra local news website reported.

"If the two ministries agree to cooperate, Cuba will then send vaccines to Lebanon for the clinical trials," the ambassador said.

He also assured that the vaccines did not show any serious side effects on people who administered them in Cuba, Iran and Venezuela.

Lebanon has been fighting against the pandemic since Feb. 21, 2020.

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