The interior Ministry of Lebanon has announced that it will close bars and nightclubs to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
The ministry on 11th of October stated that, “Bars and Nightclubs are to be shut until further notice.”
“There will also be an enforced local lockdown on 169 villages and districts across the country,” it added.
The ministry also reiterated a 1 a.m.-6 a.m. curfew as well as a ruling, which has not been universally observed, that masks must be worn when travelling.
The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 450 people in the country.
With a population of just 6 million, Lebanon has been reporting more than 1,000 cases daily in the last few days.
Hospital intensive care units have reached a critical 82% of capacity, according to the World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread in overcrowded prisons, public hospitals and cities, where mask-wearing remains lax.