March 21, 2020 / 5:37 PM / 14 days ago

Lebanon PM orders security forces to enforce virus curfew

BEIRUT, March 21 (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked the security forces on Saturday to enforce stricter measures to keep people indoors and prevent gatherings to curb a coronavirus outbreak.

In a speech, Diab said this would include patrols and checkpoints, calling on the Lebanese to stay home and only go out if “absolutely necessary”. (Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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