Libya’s UN-recognised government has become the latest administration to impose a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has said that daily attacks on civilian neighborhoods in Tripoli haven’t stopped, adding that several people, including children, have lost their lives in those violations at a time his government is trying to avoid a Coronavirus outbreak.
The Secretary General General the UN Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed positive responses from Libya’s warring parties to calls for a humanitarian pause in fighting to allow authorities to respond to the public health challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has said the influx of foreign mercenaries to fight alongside rival factions risks exposing the war-ravaged country to the coronavirus, according to the Financial Times.
The parallel government controlling eastern Libya will impose a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., excluding security and emergency personnel, to stop any spread of the coronavirus, its interior ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has warned of a health disaster after Syria’s Cham Wings Airliner has opened an office in Benghazi, bringing people from Coronavirus-hit areas into the eastern region.
International community and UNSMIL call for humanitarian truce in Libya in view of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak
The Embassies of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States along with the Delegation of the European Union and the Governments of Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates call on all parties in the Libya conflict to declare an immediate, humanitarian cessation of hostilities …
The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj declared the state of emergency over the possible coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The General Authority of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has called off joint prayers at mosques, including Friday prayers, as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus.
The Libyan Government of National Accord announced Saturday the closure of all the country’s land and air ports for three weeks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.