Beirut:  Charbel Wehbe, Lebanese foreign minister, tested positive for novel coronavirus. According to reports, he has been placed under a two-week quarantine regime.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement said, "The result of a PCR test, taken by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, is positive. It came after the first one, which he took the day before yesterday (Monday), needed to be confirmed. Since then, the minister has placed under quarantine for a two-week period."

On August 3, Wehbe was appointed as the country's foreign minister.

According to reports, Lebanese health officials have confirmed 21,324 cases of COVID-19, with 207 fatalities and 6,722 recoveries.