Lebanon Coronavirus Committee Recommends Holding Beirut Marathon

Lebanon Coronavirus Committee Recommends Holding Beirut Marathon
Alberto Stretti

Lebanon’s Coronavirus Follow-up Committee has issued new recommendations after evaluating the epidemiological situation in the country during a meeting with various officials, advisors, and representatives of health organizations.

Accordingly, the Committee announced on Thursday its recommendations, which include allowing the Beirut Marathon to take place, yet with a commitment to all preventive measures and procedures that mitigate the spread of the virus and which have been presented by the event organizers.

In addition, the Committee recommended:

  • Stressing the commitment to, and strictness in, enforcing the curfew from 9:30 PM until 5 AM, prohibiting the opening of unexempted economic sectors during this period, evaluating the implementation and results of this measure, and reconsidering it in accordance with public health requirements in case a balanced execution of it is not achieved.
  • Strictness in executing the coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures and procedures in popular markets that are permitted to resume their activity outside the curfew.
  • Allowing the opening of internal spaces specialized for children’s toys inside malls with an operational capacity of 1 child per 16 square meters, provided that children over 2 years of age wear masks and adhere to the standard preventive measures.

Last year, the annual Beirut Marathon was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis.

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