Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections rises to 961

Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections increased on Wednesday by seven cases to 961 while death toll remained unchanged at 26, the National News Agency reported.

The Lebanese cabinet has announced at the beginning of this week the re-opening of the country including shops and businesses given the dire economic conditions and the need for businesses owners to generate income to stay in the market.

However, many people have not been taking serious precautionary measures and they do not wear masks and not respect social distancing rules.

Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council advised on Tuesday the extension of general mobilization measures for two additional weeks amid increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The cabinet is expected to meet on Thursday to approve the new measures which would be the fifth nationwide lockdown adopted by the government to reduce the spread of the virus.