The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories from 1 May

Here are five stories you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting the Middle East on 1 May:1. Lebanon’s demonstrators defy coronavirus lockdown to protest on International Labour DayProtesters acrossLebanontook to the streets on Friday in defiance of the country’s coronavirus lockdown.Social media posts showed Beirut demonstrators heading to the capital’s downtown area, the focal point of Lebanon’s ongoing protests, to demonstrate against the country’s financial crisis.Other cities, such as Kafr Roummane and Aley, also saw protesters on their streets.The annual Inte…

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