Lebanon is to put 111 villages and towns nationwide on lockdown for a week after a series of record novel coronavirus daily infection rates, the interior ministry said Friday.
1.6 Yesterday, @mophleb reported the incidence of #Covid19 per 100,000 has reached 265, a new record. Daily new cases in the past week were consistently above 1000. Clearly, 🇱🇧 is still struggling with Covid, numbers are rising. However, last week also brought some welcome news. pic.twitter.com/7BM5gVhXHb
— Firass Abiad (@firassabiad) October 2, 2020
“This will help identify hotspots and (implement) a more focused approach to restrictive measures. This can be a good alternative to the unpopular total lockdown,” he said on Twitter.