Lebanon enters first day of fifth total lockdown

MENA

Published: 2021-01-07 15:05

Last Updated: 2021-01-07 15:10


Lebanon enters first day of fifth total lockdown
Lebanon enters first day of fifth total lockdown

Thursday, Lebanon entered its first day of total lockdown which is imposed across the country until Feb. 1.

The lockdown came due to a huge increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. The caretaker Minister of Health Hamad Hassan said Monday that the coronavirus situation in Lebanon is deteriorating and hospitals are running out of beds for COVID-19 patients, among other medical equipment.

Wednesday, Lebanon recorded a record 4,166 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Lebanon has confirmed 199,925 coronavirus cases, 1,550 deaths and 136,566 recoveries.

The total lockdown is Lebanon's fifth since March.