Lebanon’s National Operations Room has revealed new preventive measures to be implemented throughout the month of Ramadan.
In a circular on Friday, the National Operations Room announced the following measures:
- A 9:30 PM – 5 AM curfew will take effect on Monday, April 12, and last until the end of the month.
- During the curfew, only individuals excluded by the lockdown decision and those with valid permission acquired from the dedicated online platform may move around, provided that the permission is for one of the following categories:
- Hospitals and their direct services
- Gas stations
- Vegetable, fruit, and fish markets.
- Supermarkets and restaurants will be permitted to provide delivery services during the curfew.
- Religious authorities are asked to warn people of the consequences of not adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures during Ramadan and to take strict measures at places of worship during prayers and religious activities, including not exceeding 30% of the capacity of places of worship.
- People are permitted to travel to and from Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport during the curfew as long as they hold the required documents (flight ticket, boarding pass, etc…).
- Group iftar meals will be prohibited as well as “Ramadan tents.”
- Entities and organizations that wish to distribute iftar meals and drinks must obtain permission from the Interior Ministry beforehand.
- Standard preventive measures, such as wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing, must be followed.
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