Lebanon faces a two week total lock down


Banks have begun limiting entry to three clients at a time.

by TK Maloy -Source: Annahar

Lebanon’s Minister of Health Hamad Hassan at a recent press conference. (Photo/ Ministry Media Office.)

BEIRUT: Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, said Monday that the Ministry’s pandemic committee had recommended a two-week lockdown amid the resurgence of coronavirus, except for the airport which shall remain open.

This comes after a week long jump in the Covid-19 cases culminating in Sunday’s report of 168 new cases of infection, thus raising the cumulative number of confirmed cases to date to 3,746.

The Minister gave no effective date for the kickoff of the lockdown, though many many businesses and meetings are already canceling plans.

The Ministry of Information has called off the discussion panel for the forthcoming Wednesday at the Grand Serail, devoted to tackle the new media bill.

Banks have begun limiting entry to three clients at a time. Unconfirmed reports are that bars are closing.

Annahar will add to story as it develops.

Speaking for a meeting for the committee, Hassan indicated that the disaster management center affiliated with the Health Ministry would be activated at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.



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