Lebanon needs two-week lockdown after ‘shocking’ coronavirus spike: Minister

Caretaker health minister, Hamad Hassan, said on Monday that Lebanon must shut down for two weeks after a surge in coronavirus infections, as the country reels from the massive Beirut port blast.

Lebanon must shut down for two weeks after a surge in coronavirus infections, the Caretaker Health Minister said on Monday, as the country reels from the massive Beirut port blast.

“We declare today a state of general alert and we need a brave decision to close (the country) for two weeks,” Hamad Hassan told Voice of Lebanon radio.

On Sunday, Lebanon registered a record 439 new infections and six more deaths from the virus in 24 hours.

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