On Thursday, Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council met at Baabda Palace for an emergency meeting with President Michel Aoun to decide on the next action to take in combating the increasing coronavirus infections and deaths.
Based on the recommendations of the national scientific COVID-19 committee, it was decided to extend the lockdown beyond Monday, January 25th.
The lockdown was now extended for another 2 weeks until February 8th with a full 24-hour curfew.
This is the second time the Higher Defense Council announces new decisions while Lebanon is already under lockdown.
That being said, it’s worth mentioning that Lebanon is set to begin receiving the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine as of early February.
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