Following the recommendation of Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council, the Cabinet has just agreed to extend the lockdown for the fifth time.
The general mobilization period will be extended for another two weeks until June 7th in order to face the increasing coronavirus cases in the country.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab urged the Lebanese people “not to take the coronavirus issue lightly and to take preventive measures against it.”
He had previously stated that the country could go into a nationwide lockdown again if people did not adhere to precautionary measures.
He warned that if the situation persists, the only choice would be to isolate some areas, according to The Daily Star.
As of May 21st, Lebanon has recorded 1024 infected cases since February 21st. In a matter of 24 hours, there have been 63 new cases in total with 36 of them being among residents.
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