Weddings Are Forbidden In Lebanon During Lockdown


The Minister of Interior and Municipalities in Lebanon, Mohammed Fahmi, issued in a statement that “those who wish to hold weddings are prohibited from doing so during the lockdown period.”

In this period, all kinds of parties are forbidden, including weddings. This decision excludes no one, not even people who obtain or have obtained permission from authorities or a certain official.

The statement stressed that “all violators of the decision issued by the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities regarding the measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be fined.”

The Ministry also stressed that it will not issue any exception to anyone in this context and that everyone who held the parties in the past days during lockdown will be fined.

Noting that the Minister of Health Hamad Hassan has recently authorized a couple to hold a wedding ceremony during the lockdown, and said that he will give permission to six more.

It is unclear if the Minister of Interior did mean to also fine the wedding that was authorized by the Health Minister.

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