Beirut airport expected to open June 21: Najjar

Beirut’ Rafik Hariri International Airport suspended all of its commercial and private flights on March 18

  

BEIRUT: Public Works Minister Michel Najjar Sunday estimated that Lebanon’s only international airport would reopen June 21.

“The airport will not open on June 8 but it is expected [to open] starting June 21,” Najjar was quoted as saying by local media.

Beirut’ Rafik Hariri International Airport suspended all of its commercial and private flights on March 18, in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

This news comes on the heels of Health Minister Hamad Hasan’s statement that the reopening of the airport depends on a stable decline of coronavirus infections for two weeks.

“As long as the world is suffering from an international pandemic, the airport needs special arrangements regarding its reopening, mainly related to the number of infections that will come through,” Hasan had said earlier this week.

Lebanon has experienced an uptick of coronavirus infections over the last two days, with 29 infections confirmed Sunday and 19 infections Saturday.

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