Libya Records Two New Cases of Coronavirus


The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Thursday the discovery of two new COVID-19 cases in Libya.

In its latest statement, the NCDC said that after examining 326 suspected samples, 324 tested negative for the virus. The Center said that the two new cases came from repatriated citizens that had recently returned from abroad.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 71, with 35 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.

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.