Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of Rafik Hariri Hospital in Beirut, Sunday, June 9, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The patient who was said to have been showing symptoms of Ebola and reportedly tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital Thursday was never suspected to have been infected with the disease, a hospital official told The Daily Star, saying that hospital workers were conducting a drill.Health Minister Wael Abu Faour in the evening said that the patient will be released from the hospital on Friday.Twelve patients suspected of carrying Ebola had been tested over the past months in Lebanon, none of whom tested positive, the source said.
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