The Governor of Beirut ordered on Thursday the closure of the fish market in Karantina for not meeting health standards, three months after he gave similar instructions to shut the slaughterhouse in the same area for renovations.

Governor Ziad Shebib visited the market and gave the fish traders until Friday to sell their catch.

But fish traders objected, telling reporters who accompanied Shebib in his inspection that the decision would leave them jobless.