Lebanese Army is Flying Helicopters Over Beirut Broadcasting Messages To Stay at Home (VIDEO)

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The worldwide pandemic of the Coronavirus has taken the world by storm with countries scrambling to deal with the virus. Starting on March 21st, the Lebanese government has decided to take action to enforce self-quarantining on Lebanon’s citizens to limit the spread of the virus.

The army flew a helicopter all over Beirut broadcasting the following message: “Our dear citizens, for your safety, the army advises that you stay at home and not leave except in times of urgency. Gatherings are forbidden or you will be prosecuted.”

The army and the Internal Security Force (ISF) have been deployed to monitor the citizens’ activity and making sure they stay at home and abide by quarantine rules.

They are also issuing fines to people who are not abiding by the rules. “We are doing this for your health and safety,” they said to a person they fined.

People’s irresponsible actions and acting like covidiots led to the government implementing a form of martial law in order to make sure that people are abiding by the recommendation to self-quarantine.

Interestingly enough, Lebanon is doing a lot more than many other countries in order to ensure the safety of the public during this pandemic.

In fact, some Western countries are being criticized for their inaction regarding the Coronavirus and not doing enough to contain it. In the United States, for example, there are people who are still trying to have their spring break and are reported going to the beaches.

The British government only decided to close down restaurants and pubs two days ago. The Lebanese government, on the other hand, made that decision weeks ago.

In other words, despite everything, the Lebanese government is actually one of the governments that are doing the most to combat the spread of the virus, and the citizens are required to cooperate for the sake of all.

This may be motivated by the fact that the healthcare system is already at full capacity and won’t be able to handle a full-on outbreak.

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