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People walk along Beirut's seaside Corniche, Lebanon March 15, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Beirut: Lebanon Sunday urged people to stay at home for two weeks in a bid to stem a novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected at least 99 people and killed three.

People should not leave home except in circumstances of "extreme necessity" and the international airport will close from Wednesday to March 29, Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad said.

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