Patient with coronavirus dies, 11 new cases recorded
- A 56-year-old COVID-19 patient, who had arrived do Lebanon from Egypt on February 20, passed away. Meanwhile, 11 new people tested positive for COVID-19, with the number of confirmed cases now totaling 52. Four hospitals, in addition to the Rafik Hariri Hospital, will soon carry out diagnosis for COVID-19, and public parks and museums have been closed until further notice.
Lebanese banks agree to ease capital control restrictions in lira
- Banks agreed to ease capital control restrictions an Lebanese pounds and facilitate transfers abroad in dollars for urgent matters. This was after State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat heard testimonies and met with representatives of Lebanon's banks. These meetings follow Oueidat's suspension of Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim's order to freeze the assets of 20 banks on March 5.
Assailant who opened fire at Kataeb Party headquarters arrested
- Yahia Dimashq, who shot fire at the Kataeb Party's headquarters in Beirut on Sunday, was arrested by the Intelligence Branch of the Internal Security Forces. It was found that the gunshots had come out of his car. Dimashq is the nephew of the Head of Parliament Police, Youssef Dimashq, otherwise known as Abu Khashbeh.
Protests outside judicial palace
- On day 146, protesters gathered outside Beirut's Justice Palace to demand a free and independent judiciary. Protesters wore masks and maintained distance from one another, to illustrate that they will continue to protest while taking precautions against the coronavirus.
- In Chtaura, protesters burnt tires outside a Credit Libanais branch to demand their money be given to them.
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