The Lebanese government has reportedly re-implemented a nationwide lockdown and imposed a two-week curfew.
This is due to the surge in cases of corona virus infection (Covid-19) after the explosion in Beirut on August 4.
As reported by Middle East Monitor, Thursday (20 August), the decision was made last Tuesday.
The government said the condition was necessary to facilitate the process of clearing debris, repairing and providing assistance to blast victims.
The Lebanese government also ordered all shopping centers, malls, fitness centers, swimming pools and a number of other private sectors to close.
A curfew will apply from 18.00 to 06.00 local time.
However, a curfew does not apply to health workers, food hawkers, soldiers, diplomats and journalists.
Coronavirus cases in Lebanon to date have reached more than 9,300 people, and 105 of them have died.
In the midst of an economic crisis, the Lebanese government has to fight hard against the corona virus pandemic. The explosion at the port of Beirut that killed 178 is considered to be increasingly burdensome for the government’s steps.
Hospitals in Beirut which are overwhelmed with corona virus patients must work hard to treat patients who are victims of the explosion.
It was reported that 6,000 people were injured as a result of the explosion. Meanwhile, 55 hospitals and clinics in Beirut were damaged by the impact of the explosion.