The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Judge Mahmoud Makiya, announced Saturday that "Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri has declared official mourning in Lebanon at the loss of His Majesty, the late Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, who passed away today."

In this context, Makiya indicated that "national flags will be lowered to half mast in all official departments, institutions and municipalities for a period of three days, starting today until Monday, January 13, 2020 (inclusive), and regular programs in radio and television stations will be adjusted in accordance with the painful occasion."

Source: National News Agency