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.
As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
The Libyan Presidential Council has ordered an extension of curfew hours across Libya in order to try and contain what seems to be a growing number of Coronavirus cases in the war-ravaged country.
Libya’s justice ministry announced Sunday over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of coronavirus in the wake of the war-torn country’s first declared infections.
The Libyan National Center for Disease Control has registered five new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total cases in the country to eight.
The European Union (EU) and the United States yesterday called for a humanitarian truce in Libya’s fighting in order for the country to focus on fighting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.