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Diab Says Govt. Must Address 'Crazy Rise' in Prices

Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Tuesday said “the crazy rise in the prices of foodstuffs and commodities must be among the priorities” of the government.

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Govt. Decides to Shut Down Country from Thursday to Sunday

The government on Tuesday decided to fully shut down the country from Wednesday evening until Monday morning at the recommendation of the health minister, in the wake of the biggest spike in weeks in the numbers of coronavirus cases.

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Eleven Coronavirus Cases, Total Reaches 870

Lebanon recorded eleven new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, as the Cabinet mulls upped measures and complete shutdown over the weekend to stop its spread.

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Aoun: Abide by Safety Rules against Virus to Avoid Accountability

President Michel Aoun said at the beginning of the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that legal measures will be taken if the safety rules against coronavirus were not respected.

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Rise in Coronavirus Cases is ‘Worrisome’, Ministry Says

All efforts are focused in Lebanon on controlling the sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases, as the country “prepares to face a tough stage ahead,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

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Presidency Accuses Franjieh of 'Protecting Fugitives'

The Lebanese Presidency hit back Monday at Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh after he launched his fiercest political attack ever against President Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement and claimed that Lebanon has no oil or gas reserves.

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Lebanon Records 14 New Coronavirus Cases

Lebanon on Monday confirmed 14 more COVID-19 coronavirus cases, which raises the country's tally to 859, the Health Ministry said.

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In One Beirut Hospital, COVID Warriors through Their Own Eyes

In the harshly-lit corridors of a Beirut hospital, a team of nurses has been snapping pictures with their mobile phones of life behind the scenes of the battle against the coronavirus.

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Franjieh Says No Oil in Lebanon, Launches Fiercest Attack Yet on FPM

Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh on Monday alleged that there are no offshore oil or gas reserves in Lebanon and launched his fiercest attack ever on his one-time allies the Free Patriotic Movement.

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Casino Opts Not to Reopen as 3rd Phase of Easing Lockdown Begins

Casino du Liban announced Monday that it will not reopen its doors to customers, reversing an earlier decision, as Lebanon started the third phase of a reopening plan despite a sudden and significant spike in coronavirus cases.

"The casino's administration announces the postponement of the (reopening) date until further notice, in line with the decision of the interior minister to extend general mobilization," it said in a statement.

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