110 new COVID-19 cases reported in Libya

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FILE PHOTO: Members of Red Crescent spray disinfectants, as part of precautionary measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at government offices in Misrata, Libya March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ayman Al-Sahili
FILE PHOTO: Members of Red Crescent spray disinfectants, as part of precautionary measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at government offices in Misrata, Libya March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ayman Al-Sahili

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Friday reported 110 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Libya so far to exceed 2,400.

The center said in a statement that it received a total of 1,473 suspected samples, of which 110 were tested positive, adding that three patients have recovered while one died.

According to the center, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 2,424, including 504 recoveries and 57 deaths.

A series of protective measures against the pandemic have been taken by the Libyan authorities since the first case was announced in March, which include closing the country’s borders, closing schools and mosques, banning public gatherings, and imposing a curfew.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country fight against the pandemic.

The aid included 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

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