Filter for Lebanon Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Minister of Health and the representative of Othman launched the new technology to discover the injured by training special dogs from all security agencies to detect the smell of sweat. the Minister of Public Health Dr. Hamad Hassan and the Director General of the Internal Security Forces Major General Imad Othman represented by the leader of the Institute of Internal Security Forces, Brigadier Ahmed Al Hajjar, "the new technology to discover the injured Corona virus by training special dogs from all security agencies to investigate the smell of sweat
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2020-07-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
every person who suffers from COVID-19 does not meet in his private isolation the required safety conditions that will be transferred to and isolated in the approved quarantine places
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2020-07-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Teams affiliated with the Ministry of Public Health began this afternoon, PCR examinations aimed at contacts, in the villages of Jibal Al-Butm, Al-Bazouriyeh, Rishkananae and two friends in Tire district, in order to determine the epidemiological reality in it and seek to limit and contain it.
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2020-07-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
will continue to supply government hospitals through the "Islamic Development Bank" loan and other projects related to the health sector funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Development and the "Islamic Development Bank", which supervises On it the Council for Development and Reconstruction. The research also discussed how to secure medical implants from among the available loans and grants.
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
arrivlas: As of July 1, 2020, no 14-day self-isolation will be required.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
arrivals will not be required to undergo a quarantine period but will be asked to undergo a COVID-19 test 96 hours before arrival, as well as once more in Beirut. A 100USD fee will be payable to the airline for the test. Arrivals must have an insurance policy that covers the potential cost of COVID-19 treatment.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Lebanon prepares to reopen Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) on Wednesday, July 1. As of July 1, 2020, no 14-day self-isolation will be required. Instead, arriving passengers will be grouped into two categories: those arriving from countries where the PCR test is available, and those arriving from countries where it is not. The airport will operate at 10 percent capacity following its reopening, permitting for 2000 travelers per day.
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
extended until at least august 2, 2020: Public gatherings are to remain banned and cultural venues will not reopen. Social distancing measures should be observed in public.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extended until at least august 2, 2020: A curfew between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00 (local time) remains in place but is expected to be reviewed shortly
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2020-06-08 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
planes will be permitted to operate
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
all educational facilities will be permitted to reopen
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2020-06-08 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
pubic transit will be reopened
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
vocational institutes, pubs, nightclubs, touristic sites, pools, beaches and promenades, gyms and spas, museums, theaters, cinemas, places of worship, religious events, construction sites and entertainment centers (50% capacity)
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Lebanon provides shelter for abandoned migrants as crisis deepens. Dozens of Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon have found shelter after they were abandoned by their employers and many spent days outside the Ethiopian consulate without being allowed entry.
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Lebanon’s Parliament on Thursday ratified a 1.2 trillion Lebanese pound ($300m) aid package for low-income families and vital sectors including agriculture and industry, as the government attempts to stave off an economic collapse exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The fourth phase starting May 25th will allow students who have International Baccalaureate (I.B.) exams to go back to school, as well as university students back to their classes.
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The fourth phase starting May 25th will allow Malls and shopping centers can also restart operating.
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2020-05-22 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
May 22, Lebanese authorities extended an ongoing lockdown until Sunday, June 7
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extension of lockdown includes A nationwide curfew in effect between 19:00 and 05:00 (local time),
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
As part of the lockdown extension, Lebanon’s borders, ports, and airports are currently closed to commercial traffic
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2020-05-13 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
four-day nationwide closure. due to new wave of COVID-19 cases has been reported in recent days as a result of the relaxation of certain lockdown measures, and the country has reached the highest rates of infection in over a month. Health Minister Hamad Hassan declared on Sunday, May 10, that authorities could impose a nationwide 48-hour lockdown to allow health authorities "to conduct a field survey in the areas where cases were found."
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
On May 11th, nurseries for children below 3-years old can reopen, as well as Casino Du Liban and car dealerships.
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2020-05-10 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Lebanese government announced on Sunday, May 10, that the night curfew will be extended. The curfew will be starting two hours earlier than previously, coming into effect between 19:00 and 05:00 (local time). While the authorities have prolonged curfew hours, a time-frame for when the restriction may be lifted has not been reported. The decision came following a rise in the rate of infections across the country.
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2020-05-05 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
May 5, extended lockdown measures until Sunday, May 24. Under the lockdown, measures include a nationwide travel ban and overnight curfew, prohibiting non-essential movement between 21:00 and 05:00 (local time).
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2020-05-05 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
May 5, extended lockdown measures until Sunday, May 24. At present, nonessential businesses remain closed, with individuals only permitted to leave their homes to buy food and medicine.
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2020-05-05 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00 until 26 May under the ‘general mobilisation’ measure, which grants the authorities special powers in matters related to movement, transport, energy and telecommunications.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People over 65 years old have been asked to stay at home, and only to leave if there is "an extreme necessity," the decree issued by the Minister of Interior, Mohammed Fahmi added.
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The first phase begins on April 27th, which will allow some factories, government companies, delivery stores, hotels, sweet shops, etc to open back and start operating again. Lebanon is relaxing some of its coronavirus restrictions, known as the "general mobilization," by increasing the opening hours for some commercial and industrial enterprises in the country starting 27/4/2020. The decree, issued by the Minister of Interior, Mohammed Fahmi, has amended the opening and closing times for factories, wholesale and retail shops, supermarkets, dairies, bakeries, free trade shops such as mechanics’ shops, carpenters, TV production companies, and other establishments.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation vehicles will also be allowed to operate with limited passengers onboard depending on the size of the vehicle.
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All air, land and sea ports are closed until at least 10 May under a ‘state of medical emergency’. This includes Rafic Hariri International AIrport (BEY) although some repatriation flights continue to be scheduled for citizens/residents abroad.
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00 until 10 May.
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2020-04-25 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until 10/5/2020. ‘state of medical emergency’
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2020-04-24 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
complete closure of Wavel camp after first woman (refugee of palestine origins) tests positive for covid-19 - following 4 of her relatives living in the same tent testing positive for the coronavirus heightening concerns the virus could further spread among its overcrowded population. Bachir Khodr, head of the Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, announced that the camp would be closed and monitored by Lebanese state security forces.
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Medical teams from the ministry performed random PCR tests in Baalbeck, Zahleh, Tripoli and Akkar, after similar tests were carried out in Beirut, Mount-Lebanon and South-Lebanon. The results of these tests will help ascertain whether a community infection might happen or undeclared cases could occur, in order to decide on the measures that should be taken for the next stage.
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until 25/4/2020. ‘state of medical emergency’
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
As of 6 April, vehicles with number plates ending with an odd number are only allowed on the roads on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while those ending with an even number (including zero) are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No vehicles are allowed to travel on Sundays.
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2020-04-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The second phase of relaxing restictons, starting May 4th, will reopen restaurants (with 30% of customers allowed at a time and banning shisha), playgrounds, salons and barber shops, mechanics
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
DUBAI: Local authorities have reinstated a full lockdown in the village of Majdal Anjar in Bekaa, east Lebanon, after it recorded another wave of coronavirus infections. A five-day lockdown in the town will be enforced, according to the municipality – all stores and institutions will be shut down during this period. The decision comes as the local government detected infection clusters in the village – including 13 cases among Syrian refugees last week.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew from 19.00 to 05.00.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until 12/4/2020
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All quarantine measures extended untl april 12th
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Chairman of the Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) Salim Sfeir announced plans to donate $6 million to government hospitals battling coronavirus *despite insolvency
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Syrian refugees: At least 21 Lebanese municipalities have introduced discriminatory restrictions on Syrian refugees that do not apply to Lebanese residents. ex: at least eight municipalities, citing COVID-19 concerns, implemented curfews that restrict the movement of Syrian refugees to certain times. The municipalities introduced these measures before the government called for a nationwide curfew, and the restrictions on Syrians exceed those that the government has imposed on the general population.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closure of Beirut international airport and seaports as well as all other entry ports between 18 and 29 March
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All commercial flights and private flights to and from stop until March 29
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
suspension of public gatherings and closure of public establishments like restaurants, cinemas, theaters
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
travelers are not permitted to enter
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Complete border closure
shut down of borders and limitation of movment until 29 March
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of "general mobilization"*[Legal basis: The Government invoked Article 2 of 1983 National Defense Law, which stipulates that the Government may declare general mobilization when a threat is endangering the population.
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2020-03-15 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
On March 15, the government announced general mobilisation across the country and local authorities started coordinating with security forces to stop "unnecessary" movement from camps (although Lebanon has no formal refugee camps). Refugee communities have already complained that the curfews they face are longer than those imposed on Lebanese citizens. In some areas, they are allowed to be outside of their houses for just five hours.
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
border with Syria closed indeterminatly
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
flights suspended with Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, UK, China, South Korea
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
reduction of public sector employees working
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
all flights to Italy, Iran, China, South Korea suspended as of 11 March
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travellers with symptoms have to self-isolate for 14 days
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
thermal screenings at entry points
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2020-03-09 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
closure of all schools
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2020-02-21 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
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2020-02-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
returning citizens and non-citizens with residence permits are permitted to enter until 16 March but have to quarantine for 14 days
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