Lebanon to enter 4-day closure to prevent second coronavirus wave

A boy jumps into the water as Lebanon extends a shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Beirut's seaside Corniche, Lebanon, May 5, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

Lebanon’s government agreed on a “full closure” of the country for four days, the presidency said as the cabinet met on Tuesday to try to ward off a second wave of coronavirus infections.

The closure starts on Wednesday night.

Authorities have warned of a resurgence in recent days as the number of cases jumped to its highest point in more than a month after the government eased some lockdown restrictions.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06