Coronavirus: Lebanon to enter full lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike

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Lebanon will enter a full lockdown starting Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced Tuesday.

The lockdown will last until November 30, according to Lebanese news outlet The Daily Star.

In a statement provided to The Daily Star, Diab that as long as “the Lebanese people abide by the measures, and we succeed in containing the virus by registering low numbers, then we will have saved the people.”

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Lebanon, which has an estimated population of just under 7 million people, recorded 1,119 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 95,355.

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