Reconfiguration was decided in Lebanon after renewed Covid-19 contamination

The Lebanese government has ordered a total reconstitution of four days, starting Wednesday evening, after new contamination with the new coronavirus.

Reducing restrictions in Lebanon was short-lived. Due to a resumption of the number of contaminants with the new corona virus, the Lebanese government on Tuesday, May 12, decided to reconfigure the population for four days, starting on Wednesday evening.

After announcing in mid-March a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the epidemic, in late April, Lebanon embarked on a gradual termination plan.

The country has officially registered 870 infections with Covid-19 disease, including 26 deaths and, among these pollutants, “109 new cases were registered in four days,” Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.

Consequently, “the Council of Ministers has decided to completely shut down the country for four days, from 7 on Wednesday (…) to 5 on Monday,” announced Minister of Information Manale Abdel. Samad. The decision excludes “hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as the food, agricultural and industrial sectors,” she said.

“Relaxation in some regions”

Hassan Diab blamed the rise in pollution in recent days for “laxity in some regions” and “negligence and irresponsibility of some citizens” and said that the “exploitation” achieved since the outbreak of the epidemic was now “threatened with collapse.”

On Monday, the country had entered the third phase of facilitating the measures, given the gradual opening of the educational facilities from May 25 and the airport on June 8.

The country is also troubled by an economic and financial crisis that has been outstanding for three decades, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

With AFP