Fri, 28 Jan 2022

BEIRUT, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's COVID-19 ministerial committee on Wednesday decided to impose a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on those who have not received the vaccine, the National News Agency reported.

The committee also recommended the closure of schools from Dec. 16 to Jan. 10, in hope of curbing the number of infections.

It also advised restaurants, hotels and other touristic institutions not to allow in those who have not been administered at least one dose of vaccine.

"Those who are not vaccinated should conduct a PCR test within 48 hours of their entry to any touristic institution," the committee said.

It added that people planning to visit Lebanon must show a certificate of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 48 hours of their arrival in addition to registering with the health ministry.

Meanwhile, all arrivals aged 12 and above must conduct a PCR test at the Beirut airport, the committee noted.

Health Minister Firas Abiad, who announced the committee's recommendations, urged people to respect social distancing measures and receive the vaccine.

The Lebanese health ministry will launch a full-day COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Saturday for people aged 50 and above.

Lebanon's total number of coronavirus infections stands at 670,656, including 8,725 deaths from the virus.

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