A taxi driver put his car on fire after receiving a fine
- A cab driver tried to burn himself this morning, after setting his vehicle on fire in the vicinity of Madina Riyadiya in Beirut. Police had issued the driver a ticket for violating a new law that limits the numbers of passengers in public transportation to one passenger, as a precaution to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Around 40,000 taxi drivers in Lebanon rely on daily wages for survival, and have not received any compensation since the promulgation of the law.
- 37 new cases, 304 cases, 8 recoveries, 4 deaths
- Social Affairs Minister Ramzi Moucharafieh announced the launch of a plan to support affected families by distributing two baskets per household. One includes food commodities, the other cleaning and sterilization materials. Moucharafieh added that municipalities and town councils will implement this initiative under the supervision of the ministry's social development centers and the army.
- Human Rights Watch stated that Lebanon lacks the needed medical equipment to respond to COVID-19. This is due to Lebanon's financial crisis, which has severely limited the import of medical equipment since September 2019. Medical and hospital staff denounced this issue during multiple protests following October 17.
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