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    Lebanon reports 21 new virus cases, toll at 412

    The total number of coronavirus infections in Lebanon rose to 412 Saturday, as 21 new cases were confirmed by the Health Ministry.

    Eight deaths resulting from COVID-19 have been recorded so far.

    This news comes after Army units were deployed across the streets of Lebanon to ensure citizens were adhering to curfew measures, which prevent citizens from being outdoors between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    The Army in a statement called on citizens to “adhere to the procedures and instructions to stay at home and not leave except in cases of extreme necessity, and not to gather for any reason.”

    Declaring that Lebanon is in “extreme danger” due to the spread of coronavirus, the Cabinet Thursday approved a two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown while also ordering the general closure of institutions and supermarkets from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. with a few exceptions.

    Source : The Daily Star


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