Lebanon Is Officially Under A New Curfew

Reuters - Mohamed Azakir

On Sunday, the Interior Ministry ordered a new curfew hour and put 115 towns and villages under lockdown as the number of new coronavirus cases in Lebanon keeps escalating day by day.

According to the official document released by the Interior Ministry, the new nationwide curfew will range from 9 p.m. till 5 a.m.

Official document released by the interior ministry

Pubs and nightclubs are forced to close down, while restaurants and cafes that aren’t located in the newly listed towns under lockdown are allowed to function as usual but at a maximum 50 percent capacity. All places must fulfill both physical distancing and virus prevention measures.

The official document mentions that all kinds of social gatherings both public and private are completely off-limits until further notice, and educational institutions that follow the Education Ministry are supposed to close.

The Interior Ministry emphasised the importance of wearing masks in crowded areas.

The official ministerial decision is set to start on Monday, November 2nd, at 5 a.m., as Lebanon has been struggling with an alarming increase in coronavirus cases daily, with more than 1,600 cases announced on Saturday.

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