10 March 2020 – Head of the Shiite Islamic Council suspends Friday prayers in mosques

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Head of the Shiite Islamic Council took the decision. Anyone who wants to join Friday prayers should abide by this decision.

Overview: The Head of the Shiite Islamic Council took the decision of suspending Friday prayers in mosques to prevent any direct interaction and communication between people which increases the risks of COVID-19 transmission
Full details here: https://corona.ministryinfo.gov.lb/news/show/24/

Type of Justification: No justification given