Lebanon imposes 24-hour curfew for 11 days as virus infections skyrocket

SourceAhram
SectorHealthcare
CountryLebanon

The new measures will be enforced from Thursday until January 25, according to a statement released after a meeting of the Higher Defence Council, the country's top security body Empty shelves are pictured inside a supermarket after people hoarded food as authorities are discussing the latest measures to implement to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beirut, Lebanon, January 11, 2021. REUTERS Lebanon on Monday tightened novel coronavirus measures by imposing a 24-hour curfew for an 11-day period and introducing new travel restrictions to stem an unprecedented spike in infections. The latest measures came as officials and health professionals warned that hospitals were quickly running out of beds, leaving many scrambling for treatment, even though a lockdown has been in place since January 7. The new measures will be enforced from Thursday until January 25, according to a statement released after a meeting of the Higher Defence Council, the country's top security body. All citizens are to remain at home with few exceptions, including health professionals, journalists, those working in the food sector and other essential workers, said the statement. Land and ...read more...