The National Disaster Management Operations Room announced that due to the improvement in the epidemiological situation and the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the lockdown will be implemented during Eid Al-Fitr for a period of two days.
The sectors that are excluded from the decision are: the agricultural sector, beehive keepers, livestock farmers, fishers, slaughterhouse workers, agricultural wholesale market workers, pharmacists, and the vets, flour mills, bakeries, bakery showrooms, medical clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets, minimarkets, garbage transporters, and hygiene workers. The decision also included pastries, restaurants and cafes, hotels, gas stations, medical labs, poultry slaughterhouse, bank employees, pharmaceutical distributors, cement factories, face mask factories, food industrial factories, pharmaceutical and medical equipment factories, oxygen filling centers, healthcare cloth factories, cloth, leather, and shoes factories, internet service providers, detergent and hygiene suppliers, recycling factories.
The decision stipulated that citizens should abide to the preventive and safety measures through wearing the facial mask, and violators will be fined. Events and gathering are banned.
The decision also imposed a curfew starting from 5 am the first, second and third days of Eid. Only excluded people are able to move. Prayers are allowed in worships, but citizens should abide to the safety measures and social distancing.
Travelers can pass to and from Beirut airport after showing the required documents such as the visa and passport.
The decision below shows the excluded sectors in details: