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Abdel Samad After Cabinet Session: Government Extends General Mobilization Until April 26

Speaking  in the wake of today’s Cabinet session at Baabda Presidential Palace, Information Minister Dr. Manal Abdel Samad Najd, announced that the Cabinet has agreed to extend the “general mobilization” until April 26, ie for an additional two weeks.

The Council of Ministers on Thursday convened in session at Baabda Presidential Palace under the chairmanship of President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, and in the resence of Prime Minister Dr. Hassan Diab, and ministers.

Minister Abdel Samad said after the Cabinet meeting: “Prime Minister Dr. Hassan Diab stressed that the government has so far succeeded in curbing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and all ministers have carried out their duties. However, since we are concerned that the epidemic might return to a wider spread as is the case in many countries which have eased measures, we have extended the general mobilization for an additional two weeks, that is from April 12 till 26.”

Abdel Samad added: “The Cabinet has also decided to further activate measures and procedures.”

NNA

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