Lebanon in medical state of emergency due to coronavirus: Aoun

Sanitary workers disinfect the desks and chairs of the Lebanese Parliament in central Beirut on March 10, 2020 amid the spread of coronavirus in the country. (AFP)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says Lebanon in medical state of emergency amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, according to a statement from the country’s defense council.

The statement issued by the defence council of Lebanon, which is already facing an economic crisis, called for a "general mobilization" but did not provide details.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02