Lebanon will impose a partial curfew as of Thursday as part of efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, an official said Thursday.

Lebanese Information Minister Menal Abdussamed said authorities have decided to impose a curfew from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. and are urging residents to cooperate.

Lebanon Thursday reported 35 new cases of the virus also known as COVID-19, bringing the number to 368.

Six patients died, while 20 recovered, its Health Ministry said in a statement.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China, in December, the virus has spread to at least 175 countries and regions, according

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