Coronavirus lockdown adds strain to Lebanon’s struggling economy

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    Lebanon has imposed a two-week nationwide lockdown, starting on Saturday, to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases. Authorities have been reluctant to shut down for a second time as the country struggles under a financial meltdown. But hospitals are overwhelmed. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. –

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