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Lebanese health ministry mulls lockdown in face of Covid resurgence

Health Minister Firass Abiad announced Sunday that the decision to lock down the country to rein in the major surge in Covid infections is being “carefully studied.”

Speaking to VDL (93.3) radio, Abiad said such a decision would be based on the available numbers and data, adding that the focus is on “the duration of this lockdown, especially that Lebanon’s (economic) situation cannot withstand” a lengthy lockdown.

“But if the spread rate increases, we are ready to take the decision,” he said.

Lebanon has been witnessing a new wave of Covid-19 cases and the tally is expected to further increase in the wake of the holidays.

Source: Naharnet.com

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