To combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lebanon, the Higher Defense Council declared on Friday the extension of the general mobilization.
In line with the recommendation of the Coronavirus Follow-up Committee that was announced on Thursday, the Higher Defense Council, headed by President Michel Aoun, extended the general mobilization for 6 more months.
Initially active until March 31st, the general mobilization will now remain in effect until the end of September 2021.
The Council instructed security forces to be strict in enforcing the adherence to wearing face masks in public.
It also tasked caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan to continue his communication with the companies that are manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines to secure more vaccines while also allowing the private sector to import vaccines under the supervision of the Health Ministry.
Hasan was additionally tasked with pursuing the necessary measures to avoid the depletion of oxygen in hospitals.
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