Significant rise in Covid 19 cases in Lebanon, and new curfew regulations

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Fahmy stressed in a statement that if cases continue to rise due to the lack of people’s commitment to the public safety instructions, new measures will take place

by Annahar Staff -Source: Annahar

A worker sprays disinfectant on luggage as a precaution against the coronavirus, outside a hotel where Lebanese passengers who arrived from abroad will get tested for coronavirus. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT:  As directed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmy announced a new curfew from seven p.m. until five a.m. of the next morning. This came as a response to people’s lack of adherence to the measures of prevention and public safety, issued by the Minister of Public Health and WHO.

Fahmy stressed that if cases continue to rise new measures will be implemented, including a complete closure of public and private institutions, excluding the medical sector and the security forces.

The Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday 36 new virus cases, 23 of which were among residents and the remaining 13 were recorded among the returning expats. The total number of tests performed during the past 24 hours reached 1,112.

 

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