Reuters Home Latest News Lebanon News The Coronavirus Follow-up Committee issued new preventive measures and procedures after a meeting held on Saturday. The recommendations are the following: Adopting the positive results of the tests conducted in most Lebanese towns and villages to determine the level of risk in them.Request the Ministry of Public Health to increase the number of tests conducted in villages that are classified as dangerous and in which the number of cases is increasing.Leaving the decision of closing or opening educational institutions and administrative units in towns and villages that are not under lockdown to be issued by the Minister of Education.Order the lockdown of the listed towns.Emphasizing the wearing of the masks and strictly fining violators.Banning all kinds of social events, closing governmental and private institutions and schools in the villages under lockdown, and coordinating with religious authorities in terms of holding prayers.Following these recommendations for one week. تعمم المديرية العامة لـ #قوى_الامن الداخلي قرار وزير الداخلية والبلديات رقم 1258 المتعلق باقفال بعض القرى والبلديات بسبب ارتفاع اصابات #كورونا فيها، اعتباراً من الساعة 6.00 من صباح يوم الاثنين 19/10/2020 ولغاية الساعة 6.00 من صباح يوم الاثنين 26/10/2020 (1/2) pic.twitter.com/FTC3rsnKdm— قوى الامن الداخلي (@LebISF) October 18, 2020 The Minister of Interior issued a list with the names of the towns and villages that have been classified as ‘high risk’. The number of towns under lockdown is 79. New places were added to the decision, while others were removed and some were kept closed. The lockdown will start from 6:00 am on Monday, October 19th, and until 6:00 am on Monday, October 26th. #pt (2/2) pic.twitter.com/nuBTYlWWR7— قوى الامن الداخلي (@LebISF) October 18, 2020 These towns and villages are: Kesserwan: AchkoutAin El-RihanaAjaltounAdma / Ain El-DefnaShannirFaytrounGhazirGhostaJounieh GhadirJounieh / Haret SakherJounieh / SarbaRaifounZouk Mosbeh Akkar: AboudiehAl-Majdel AkkarMazraat Al-NahriehEl-Kubayat Aley: AramounBchamounBleibelBsousBtaterSaoufar Tripoli: Al-ZaytounEl-SouksBaal El-watiEl-ShalfehEl-KebbehEl-Seki El-ShemaliEl-MinaEl-Zahirieh AFP Sidon: BkostaKfarmelkiEl-SalihiyyehToura Zgharta: ErdehKferhata Zahle: Ain KfarzabadAblahBouarejJditaTaalabeya Bint Jbeil: Harissa Baalbek: Bedneyil Baabda / El-Louaizeh: Baabda El-Louaizeh El-Nabatieh: ErbsalimChoukinHbouchEl-NemiriehKaakayet El-Jeser El-menieh / El-Dunniyeh: Al-SefirahBkaounKfarhebo El-Metn: Ain AlakAin SaadehBeit MeriBrummenahEl-ChoueirEl-Dekweneh / Mar RoukouzJal El-Dib / BekneyahSin El-Fil El-Chouf: Ain ZhaltaBaaklineEl-BaroukBatlounDamourJdeidet El-ChoufEl-JiehKfarnabrakhEl-Khreibeh / El-ChoufMazboudEl-Werhaniyeh West Bekaa: El-ManarahEl-RaoudahEl-Saouiri El-Batroun: Kfar Abidah Byblos: GharfinHalat Sour: El-Maachouk / El-Burj El-Shemali Curfew is still enforced between 1:00 am and 6:00 am of each day and all entertainment venues are to remain closed in all areas.