AFP Home Latest News Lebanon News In a memo issued on Tuesday, Lebanon’s caretaker Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmi relaxed the nighttime curfew. Fahmi reduced the curfew hours allowing for businesses to remain open for a longer time. Instead of starting at 10 pm, the curfew begins at 1 am and remain until 6 am. Basically, Lebanon is now on an overnight curfew of 5 hours only. #Corona – The virus that only comes out after hours. #Lebanon curfew from 1:00 am till 5:00 am.🤦🏽♀️#بس_هيك #لبنان #لبنان_ينتفض #حزب_الله_ارهابي— Joyce (@JoyceJ010) September 9, 2020 Almost all businesses are allowed to open, despite the surge in coronavirus cases. Cinemas in Lebanon will finally be allowed to reopen, for the first time since the first lockdown in March. Bars, pubs, nightclubs, event halls, markets, and the Casino du Liban will also reopen. The memo pointed out that weddings can be allowed at 50% capacity of the selected venue. #Lebanon has just announced the easing of COVID19-related restrictions following a 17-day lockdown. Overnight curfew now limited to 5 hours [1am-6am], and shops, pubs, clubs, casinos, amusements parks and areas for public gathering reopened.— Arwa Ibrahim (@arwaib) September 8, 2020 The Interior Ministry’s memo comes after the end of a strict week lockdown, following a spike in infections. In August, Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council extended general mobilization regulations until the end of the year. We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.