Lockdown Has Officially Been Lifted Due To Beirut’s Explosion

Reuters | NationalPost

Following the large explosion that devastated the country on Tuesday, the Interior Minister Mohamad Fahmi announced that he has lifted the lockdown.

The lockdown, which was supposed to restart on August 6th, is now canceled, considering the fact that many families have been rendered homeless after the blast shattered residences nearby.

According to preliminary reports, the explosion was caused by mismanagement of explosive materials seized from a ship.

The reality is: it has added a greater load for citizens to carry.

In addition to the panic caused by the sudden explosion, Lebanon is now in the second phase of the coronavirus.

Hospitals, already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, are forced to turn away casualties injured from the blast. Pharmacists have been called by the Syndicate to start receiving and treat minor injuries to help the hospitals.

As of the time of writing, the number of casualties is staggering: Over 50 killed and 2700 wounded.

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