Libya’s Coronavirus cases jump to 713
The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Saturday announced 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total cases inside the country to 713, with 142 recoveries and 18 deaths.
In a statement released earlier Saturday, the center said it received a total of 476 suspected samples, of which 461 tested negative and 15 positive.
As precautionary measures to prevent infections and fight the pandemic, Libyan authorities closed the country’s borders, suspended schools and mosques, banned public gatherings, and imposed a curfew.
The UN-backed government on Friday extended the curfew for 10 more days starting from Saturday, which begins from 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) to 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) of the following day.
Libya reported its first COVID-19 case in March and the first death from the virus in April.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- Interior Ministry opens official Investigation into deadly militia clashes in Tripoli - July 24, 2021
- A new Covid-19 variant detected in the UK - July 24, 2021
- DHRF: Regular organized Russian forces begin their deployment to Libya - July 24, 2021