The Lebanese Interior Ministry reverses its decision to relax the daily curfew "for lack of residents to comply with prevention and public safety measures, and for selfishness, recklessness and indifference to their health and health in their communities," the ministry said in its website on Sunday.
The country's curfew will now start two hours earlier, and no one will be allowed to leave the home between 2 p.m. and at 5 pm every day, the ministry said.
If some citizens continue to disregard preventative measures such as social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding crowds, "all public and private departments, institutions, corporations and commercial stores will be closed … except for health and safety services. And citizens will be completely prevented from going out into the streets, ”the statement added.
CNN employees in Lebanon have been observing that people have lately become reluctant to socialize and wear masks.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Department of Public Health on Sunday confirmed the need to "comply with the domestic quarantine of those required to do so by the medical teams in the ministry, especially those coming from abroad and those in contact with infected people, even if they does not show symptoms of the disease. "
If the infection rates "remain high, I would ask the Cabinet to lock the country for 48 hours," Hamad Hassan, the Lebanese Minister of Public Health, said in a television interview on Saturday.