Panic Buying in Lebanon as Authorities Mull Tighter Lockdown

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Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab said Monday the country has entered a “very critical zone” in the battle against the coronavirus as his government mulls tightening the nationwide lockdown announced last week.

Following a new post-holiday surge in infections, the government imposed a nationwide lockdown and a nighttime curfew. But many were critical of the measures, calling them lax for exempting many sectors, such as factories, plant nurseries and exchange bureaus.