Lebanon reintroduces some COVID-19 prevention measures

Vaccination will be mandatory for all civil servants and workers in the health, education, tourism and public transport sectors as of Jan. 10, the committee said

  
Joseph al-Hajj, an 80-year-old Lebanese musician, walks at Hotel Dieu hospital in Beirut, Lebanon April 13, 2021.

Joseph al-Hajj, an 80-year-old Lebanese musician, walks at Hotel Dieu hospital in Beirut, Lebanon April 13, 2021.

REUTERS/Emma Freiha

BEIRUT -  Lebanon will impose a night-time curfew starting Dec. 17 on non-vaccinated people for three weeks and make full vaccination mandatory for all workers in several sectors due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the COVID-19 committee said on Wednesday.

Vaccination will be mandatory for all civil servants and workers in the health, education, tourism and public transport sectors as of Jan. 10, the committee said.

A new coronavirus variant found in South Africa and detected in several countries was determined as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization last week and has led to strengthening COVID-19-related restrictions around the world.

(Reporting by Timour Azhari; Editing by Angus MacSwan) ((Alaa.Swilam@thomsonreuters.com;))


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