150 Libyans Stranded in Spain Return Home


On Sunday, the Libyan Embassy in Spain announced that 150 stranded nationals had landed in Misrata Airport, adding that they had successfully completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine before being repatriated.

In a statement, the Embassy said that all procedures followed the government’s plan to curb the outbreak of Covid-19 within Libya’s territory.

The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has taken a series of preemptive measures against COVID-19, including closing borders, restricting travel and banning public gatherings. A nationwide curfew has also been imposed, and mosques and schools have been closed.

According to Libya’s National Center for Disease Control, the country has registered 64 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the global pandemic, including 24 recoveries and three deaths.