In short, every place in Lebanon that hosts a crowd of people was ordered to shut down, and now it includes the Lebanese parliament.
The temporary closing of the parliament does not mean the country is shutting down, only the places of crowds and gatherings.
The ministries and municipalities continue with their works, and so does PM Diab’s cabinet. The coronavirus outbreak is not the only crisis that needs tackling in Lebanon by the authorities.
The outbreak comes, however, to further affect numerous businesses amid an already highly-critical economic and financial crisis.
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