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Lebanon bans entry to travelers from Iran, coronavirus-hit countries
A border official checks the temperature of a passenger as a precautionary measure at a border crossing between Syria and Lebanon in Jdaydet Yabous. (Reuters)

Lebanon has banned all entry to travelers from Iran and coronavirus-hit countries as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the lethal virus, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Friday.


The country restricted entries via land, air, and sea to travelers from Iran, South Korea, Italy, and China.


However, citizens and foreigners who live in Lebanon will be excluded from the ban, according to the NNA.


The decision comes a day after the country confirmed its third case of the coronavirus in a man who arrived from Iran on February 24.


source: Tamara Abueish