Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, disclosed on Saturday that if the Covid-19 positive results remain high, he intends to ask for a decision to close the country for 48 hours.
"At the Corona level, the number of infected persons jumped today to 11 cases, and I had stated that if the number and results remain high, I will ask the Prime Minister and the government to take a decision to close the country 48 hours to complete or carry on examinations in various Lebanese regions," he said.
"With the easing of general mobilization procedures, the situation requires imposing mask wear, which is mandatory and a major deterrent against the widespread of the epidemic, and thus ensuring safety among citizens. This is required based on the recommendations that the Ministry of Public Health had called for," the Minister underlined.
Hassan's words came as he visited the Masnaa border area today, after the Chinese embassy provided a thermal device to facilitate the work of medical teams at this point in terms of measuring the temperature of passengers.
Hassan thanked China for this gift, referring to the advantages of this device in terms of health and security, as it is "equipped with a bell that rings when recording a rise in temperature or in the presence of metal, so it helps to control the movement of travelers, and this is not the first initiative from China and it comes within the close cooperation between the two countries."
The Health Minister hoped that Chinese Ambassador Wang Kejian will provide the Ministry with another device to be used at Al-Abboudieh border crossing to facilitate work there, and also with equipment for the marine centers and others.