Lebanese officials were on Tuesday calling on citizens to fully comply with anti-corona measures a day after Lebanon posted record high of 53 fatalities related to the virus.
In televised remarks to local media, Spokesman of the Lebanese Higher Defense Council Brig. Gen Mahmoud al-Asmar warned of alarming coronavirus death rate.
“The huge leap in deaths we saw yesterday as a result of coronavirus is scary, we urge Lebanese to abide by the rules and we urge security forces to be even more strict in rule application,” Al-Asmar told LBCI.
He urged full commitment in order to halt the spread of the virus, noting that efforts are ongoing to improve the lockdown procedures.
“A decision to extend the lockdown or not is taken by the government,” he said.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, member of Hezbollah’s Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc MP Ibrahim Al-Moussawi warned that Lebanon is heading towards catastrophe regarding the health situation related to the outbreak of coronavirus.
In this context he stressed that both the government and people must shoulder their responsibilities.
“Trading blame is not helpful. We must rather stand together in a bid to confront this virus,” MP Al-Moussawi told Al-Nour radio station.
Lebanon started on Thursday (January 14) a total lockdown with all-day curfew over spike in coronavirus infections and deaths. On Monday, Lebanon recorded 53 related deaths, with 3,144 new cases.
Source: Al-Manar English Website