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Lebanon Has Begun A 25-Day Nationwide Lockdown

BEIRUT — Lebanon has begun a 25-day nationwide lockdown, its third since the first February.

It closes most businesses and reduces flights at its only international airport. As of Thursday, a daily 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will take effect until Feb. 1. In Israel, the government prepared for a two-week shutdown as infections soar.

Lebanon also reported 21 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, bringing the number of total confirmed coronavirus cases to nearly 200,000 and more than 1,500 deaths.

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