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Army helicopters fly over Lebanese cities urging people to stay home over coronavirus

The Lebanese army on Sunday, March 22, deployed helicopters to fly over cities, blasting out messages to urge people to stay at home.

Lebanon has been on lockdown over the coronavirus epidemic since March 15. Army handout video shows a helicopter flying over Beirut, announcing: “Dear citizens, for your safety, the army command asks you to stay in your homes and not to leave except for extreme necessities and to avoid gatherings.”

As of Sunday, Lebanon confirmed 230 cases of coronavirus and four deaths. The country’s borders, ports, and airports have been shut until March 29 and residents are being obliged to remain at home except for matters of “extreme necessity.”

(Source: Reuters)