On Wednesday, Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported a new case of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 69.
In its latest statement, the NCDC said that it had analysed 241 suspected samples, 240 of which had tested negative for the virus.
Libya has recorded 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic. It currently has 33 active cases under medical observation, 35 successful recoveries, and 3 deaths.
On Sunday, the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) renewed its curfew for a further 10 days in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
The head of the NCDC, Dr. Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, announced that the Centre was conducting a community-based epidemiological survey to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 in the country.
Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel with the aim of curbing the spread of the virus. Trillions of dollars have been pledged in economic stimulus packages around the world to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.