63 new cases of the coronavirus on was reported on Thursday 21st May,2020 in Lebanon.
This is the largest single-day increase since the outbreak of the pandemic according to Lebanon’s Health Ministry.
Lebanon has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks after it began easing lockdown measures as part of a gradual re-opening of its crisis-hit economy.
Many of the new cases are the result of Lebanese expatriates returning home, Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad.
So far 1,024 cases and 26 deaths have been recorded according to the Health Ministry.
Abdel Samad said that lockdown restrictions would remain in place until at least June 7 as part of the gradual re-opening of the economy.