Lebanon Announces New Lockdown Measures For Eid


Lebanon will enter a new lockdown over Eid Al-Fitr celebration to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and promote safety measures.

The lockdown with a total 24-hour curfew will begin as of 5 AM on the first day of Eid, when announced by Dar El-Fatwa, for two consecutive days until 5 AM the day after.

Only those exempted from the official decision will be allowed to go out.

People who are not exempt from the curfew will require official permission from the dedicated platform, here, if they are going to any of these places:

  • Fruit, vegetable, and fish markets
  • Veterinary pharmacies and clinics
  • Bakeries
  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals and their direct services
  • Pharmacies
  • Supermarkets, mini-markets, and retail shops that sell poultry, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and food products
  • Gas stations
  • Laboratories

Prayers will be allowed in places of worship with a maximum capacity of 30% but preventive measures such as face masks and social distancing must be implemented.

Face masks must be worn at all times.

People who must go to and from the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport will have to hold proof of their travel such as plane tickets, boarding passes, etc.

The following vital sectors will be allowed to work, under various conditions and schedules, during the lockdown:

  • Agriculture, harvesters, plant nurseries
  • Farmers and beekeepers
  • Fishermen
  • Butcheries, slaughterhouses
  • Fruit, vegetable, and fish markets
  • Veterinary, pharmacies, and clinics
  • Flour mills
  • Bakeries
  • Medical clinics, hospitals
  • Mini-markets and retail shops that sell poultry, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and food products only for delivery and pickups
  • Garbage trucks and street sweepers
  • Pastry and sweets shops (delivery only)
  • Restaurants and coffee shops (delivery only)
  • Hotels (inner restaurants to remain closed)
  • Gas stations
  • Laboratories
  • Poultry slaughterhouses
  • Bank employees that work on ATMs, in customer service departments, and in information departments
  • Medicine distributors
  • National soil companies
  • Medical personal protective equipment factories
  • Financial companies
  • Foodstuff factories
  • Oxygen refilling and distribution centers
  • Manufacturers of medical and industrial clothing for the exempt sectors
  • Manufacturers of clothes, shoes, and leather
  • Factories that manufacture disinfectants and cleaning agents
  • Manufacturers of electronic machines, equipment, and tools
  • Recycling plants
  • Distributors of disinfectants and cleaning agents
  • Security and money-transport companies
  • Maintenance workers (elevators, medical equipment, internet, electric generators, cables, factory machinery)
  • Internet companies

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