President Michel Aoun called the Higher Defense Council for an “urgent” meeting on January 21 at Baabda Presidential Palace.
According to reports, the meeting will likely discuss an extension of a ten-day total lockdown that came into effect last week Thursday.
Lebanon on Monday reported 53 new coronavirus deaths, a new record high daily death toll for the small country.
It also registered 3,144 new virus cases in a 24-period, the Health Ministry said.
The new fatalities raise the overall death toll to 1,959.