On Friday, Lebanon’s ministerial committee on COVID-19 announced the continuation of the lockdown with some exceptions that will ease the way to the gradual reopening of the country.
Heading the committee’s meeting, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab explained that Lebanon will see a partial reopening, with priority to essential sectors, all while adhering to the preventative health measures.
While the lockdown ends on Sunday evening, Diab said that Monday will not be a normal day.
“We will continue to implement strict measures that prevent returning to the pre-lockdown stage,” he said, adding that some sectors will be allowed to open on specific conditions.
According to Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi, the reopening of the country will happen very slowly and in four stages, with each stage extending for a length of 2 weeks.
If followed properly, this will cautiously allow the country to reopen and will help ensure public safety and avoid a total resurgence of the infections.
The Interior Ministry is set to release a full list of rules and exemptions later tonight.
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