Covid-19: Lebanon faces another half-hearted lockdown as infections soar

New Covid-19 cases in Lebanon over the last five months. Seven-day rolling average, day by day.

Lebanon is due to start a two-week lockdown on Friday amid a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, though there are doubts about how widely it will be observed or enforced.

The Lebanese outbreak is still relatively small, with 10,347 cases confirmed since it began in February but more than half of those have been diagnosed since the…