Libya Announces 13 New Coronavirus Cases in Sebha


On Friday, Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that it had registered 13 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

All of the new cases are persons who had been in contact with infected cases from Sebha.

The city of Sebha, in southern Libya, has recorded a spike in the number of cases with Coronavirus in the past days.

The mayor of Sebha municipality, Al-Shawish Ghorbal, warned on Friday of a significant increase in infections.

In just a few days, the number of COVID-19 cases in Sebha is rapidly approaching almost half of the total infections in the entire country.

“A health collapse in Sebha means a health collapse in all the municipalities of the south”, Al-Shawish said.

The Head of the Monitoring and Investigation team in Tragen, Hatem Shabia’an, said that the team was monitoring respiratory clinics, as well as entry and exit to the region, following developments in Sebha.

Earlier on Friday, a consignment of medicines and medical supplies was delivered to hospitals and health centers Sebha in response to the recommendations of the Health Minister of the Libyan Interim Government, Saad Agoub.

These new cases bring the total number of Coronavirus infections in Libya to 118, including 5 deaths so far.