An outbreak of the coronavirus in Libya could be “truly catastrophic” for the internally displaced people (IDP) and close to 700,000 refugees and migrants in the war-torn country, the United Nations migration agency has warned.
Libya confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, Anadolu reports. An 85-year old woman who tested positive died from COVID-19, the Libyan National Center for Disease Control said in a statement.
There are fears that the spread of the new coronavirus in Libya will pose a serious threat to some of the 150,000 people who have been displaced by the conflict.
Libya has registered two new case of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the number of total cases to ten.
Libyan authorities have announced the release of more than 450 prisoners as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has infected at least eight people in the country.
Up until the moment the first coronavirus case was announced in Libya, citizens were still hoping that the country would be spared the global spread of the pandemic, due to its isolation from the world caused by its ongoing civil war.
Libyan social media activists and public personalities have been circulating the hashtag “Nigelbo Al-Tawila” (Turn the table) over the last days to express outrage at the level of corruption the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has and its indifference approach to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Tripoli government allocates LD 75 m to municipalities across Libya after criticism of inaction; further anti-Coronavirus measures announced
The internationally recognized Libyan government, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, announced today the allocation of LD 75 million to municipalities across Libya. The amounts from the ‘‘Emergencies Budget’’ came in implementation of what was agreed at the government’s 17 March meeting with Municipality mayors to counter the …
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Sunday that it had classified Libya among the high-risk countries in the region and reiterated the importance of observing the preventive measures for protection against Coronavirus.
The Supreme Judicial Council gave orders to suspend work at courts, procuratorates and other judicial bodies starting from today until the end of April.