The Ministry of Public Health issued the following statement:
The Ministry of Public Health confirms the second case of coronavirus in Lebanon. The patient was on board the same flight as the first patient with coronavirus. She returned to Lebanon on the 20th of February 2020 from Iran where she was on a religious trip for seven days. The symptoms of the patient began to show on the 24th of February 2020. Since then she has been quarantined at Rafik Hariri University Hospital and her condition is now stable. A team from the Ministry will daily monitor her family members and close friends.