407 new COVID-19 cases reported in Libya

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’s UN-backed government on Monday announced the first COVID-19 recovery case in the country [Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters]
The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Tuesday reported 407 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 8,579.

The center said in a statement that the total number of recoveries rose to 969 with 36 new recovered cases, while the death toll increased to 157 after four more patients died from the coronavirus.

Libyan authorities have taken a series of protective measures against the pandemic since the first case was reported in March, including closing its borders, schools and mosques, banning public gatherings, and imposing a curfew.

In a meeting with Peter Maurer, president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj reviewed precautionary measures against the pandemic, especially inside illegal immigration centers as well as reform and rehabilitation institutions.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country’s anti-coronavirus fight, including 834 testing kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

Leave a Reply