| 8 December 2022, Thursday |

Lebanon COVID-19 follow-up committee issues new recommendations

A Lebanese committee following up on COVID-19 precautionary measures has taken new a series of new recommendations, chief among which the deferral of elections for all syndicates in Lebanon due to the pandemic situation and the opening of cinemas and theaters until 11 PM.

The most important recommendations are so follows:

1- Those coming from Brazil should have a negative PCR test result that shall be made 96 hours prior to their date of travel to Lebanon. The arrivals must undergo another test at the Beirut airport and must be quarantined for 5 days in a hotel specified by the Ministry of Tourism. During this period, they shall undergo a PCR test and shall be self-confined at home in case the result came positive.

2- National and foreign diplomatic missions should be excluded from the above-mentioned procedure with regards to the hotel quarantine provided that they abide by self-confinement for 5 days at their own residences.

3- Elections for all syndicates in Lebanon should be postponed for 4 weeks until it is confirmed that the pandemic situation has abated.

4- Cinemas and theaters should be allowed to reopen until 11:00 PM.

Lebanon’s health ministry announced on Thursday that 394 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, along with 7 deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases stands now at 537,437 while the overall tally of fatalities is 7,658.

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Lebanon has been on the decline over the past week amid hopes that curbs would be lifted and the various economic sectors would be able to reopen soon.

For more details, check the official document below: