Lebanon Reintroduces Some COVID-19 Prevention Measures, Including Night-Time Curfew

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Lebanon Reintroduces Some COVID-19 Prevention Measures, Including Night-Time Curfew

Lebanese Health authorities will impose a curfew on unvaccinated people during the coming holiday period as concerns mount over a new wave of coronavirus driven by the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Lebanon has yet to register a case of Omicron, but fears that the virus will spread to the cash-strapped country have pushed authorities into preventive action.

From December 17 until January 9, 2022 the unvaccinated will need to provide a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours to move around from 7pm until 6am.

Lebanon will impose a night-time curfew starting Dec. 17 on non-vaccinated people for three weeks and make full vaccination mandatory for all workers in several sectors due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the COVID-19 committee said on Wednesday.

Vaccination will be mandatory for all civil servants and workers in the health, education, tourism and public transport sectors as of Jan. 10, the committee said.

A new coronavirus variant found in South Africa and detected in several countries was determined as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization last week and has led to strengthening COVID-19-related restrictions around the world.

Source: Reuters