In Lebanon, a 24-hour curfew went into impact this Thursday till January 25 after some hospitals started to expire of beds to deal with sufferers with Covid-19.
Just hours after the beginning of containment, residents had been already braving restrictions in some areas of the capital and the suburbs with largely empty streets. Mini-markets, grocery shops and bakeries stay open to serve native residents, who traveled regardless of the ban.
A rush for supermarkets
Under the brand new measures, the Lebanese can formally not depart their properties throughout this lockdown, not even for groceries or train for instance, whereas supermarkets are open to make deliveries solely. In latest days, the Lebanese have flocked to supermarkets and pharmacies for provides.
Travel certificates – to go to a physician or to the airport for instance – are doable by sending an SMS or by finishing a web based type arrange by the authorities. There are additionally some exceptions for the journey of well being personnel, journalists and meals sector staff.
A rest earlier than the vacations
Since the tip of December, Lebanon has skilled an exponential unfold of the virus, with day by day peaks by no means seen for the reason that onset of the pandemic in February 2020. Patients have needed to wait in latest days for hours on the emergency providers earlier than acquiring an intensive care mattress. Some have even been pressured to hunt therapy at dwelling or in their automobile.
The nation of 6 million inhabitants has up to now recorded 231,936 circumstances, together with 1,740 deaths. And it continued to interrupt data, peaking at 5,440 new circumstances on Friday. The present outbreak of the virus is essentially as a result of rest of restrictions through the holidays, together with eating places, bars and nightclubs that had been capable of keep open till 3 a.m.