Breaking: All Schools in Lebanon Ordered to Shut Down Another Week Due to Coronavirus

Beirut's seaside Corniche. Photo: REUTERS

As 6 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced, there is a great urgency to contain the virus.

The committee responsible for education had made a decision to shut down schools and universities throughout the country for another week until March 14th.

The committee advises that Lebanese people avoid all crowded spaces. The health minister stated today Friday, “We should raise our degree of interference and our responsibility to a higher level,” he directed his speech to experts, saying: “This is not the time for fruitless controversy, it is the time to assume responsibilities.”

Ever since February, when the first case was announced, COVID-19, as Coronavirus is now officially referred to, has been spreading in Lebanon.

In a little more than 2 weeks, the number of people infected with the virus has risen to 22 people with more cases pending as the results are beginning to arrive.

Committees have been set up and measures have been put in place by the government, Lebanese Red Cross, as well as hospitals to reduce the spreading as well as to ensure the proper info is being shared.

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