Lebanon army deployed to enforce public lockdown

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    At least 248 infections and four deaths have been confirmed.
    The government is already grappling with a financial crisis and now it is being criticised for its handling of this one as well.
    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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