Lebanon tightens Covid-19 restrictions as infections skyrocket

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Lebanon tightens Covid-19 restrictions as infections skyrocket” – below is their description.

    #Lebanon on Monday tightened novel #coronavirus measures by imposing a total #lockdown for an 11-day period and introducing new travel restrictions to stem an unprecedented spike in infections. The latest measures came as officials and health professionals warned that hospitals were quickly running out of beds, leaving many scrambling for treatment, even though a lockdown has been in place since January 7.

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