Lebanon has surpassed 50,000 coronavirus cases this week, recording between Thursday and Friday 1,426 new cases, and reaching on Sunday a total record of 52,558 cases and 455 deaths.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Municipalities and Interior issued a new decision in an attempt to contain the fast-spreading virus.
In article three of its decision, the Ministry announced the complete closure of bars, nightclubs, and all entertainment venues in the country without any exception, under penalty of referring the violators to the competent court.
These new measures start on Monday, October 12th, to be implemented for one week until October 19th, including a curfew all throughout the country from 1:00 A.M. till 6:00 A.M. every day of the week.
The situation has gotten so bad in Lebanon with the pandemic that 111 villages were under lockdown last week and dozens more were just ordered to submit to the same lockdown measures, bringing the total to 169 towns under lockdown.
Hospitals are running out of space to treat urgent cases but the ministry of health is currently working to increase the number of beds for coronavirus cases in 7 governmental hospitals.