Lebanon Might Enforce The Strictest Lockdown Since The Pandemic Started

Just 3 days into Lebanon’s 25-day lockdown instated to control the increasing spread of COVID-19, there are reports of an even stricter lockdown.

Cases have been rapidly increasing in Lebanon with each day breaking a new record. Today, over 5,414 new cases were recorded.

The anti-coronavirus committee of Lebanon is recommending a complete full lockdown of the entire country.

This is what may be expected to be recommended by the committee:

  • A full 24-hour curfew
  • Closing all public institutions and administrations – with the exception of some essential ministries
  • Closing all shops and supermarkets
  • Removing the lockdown exceptions
  • Closing the Beirut airport for 1 week
  • Closing all borders

Initial reports suggested the lockdown would apply to press and journalists but Information Minister Abdul Samad quickly reassured that it wouldn’t.

No confirmation as to the duration as reports are ranging from 7 days all the way till February 1st. With initial reports suggesting this Wednesday as the effect start date.

We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.

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