Libya Records 17 New COVID-19 Cases


The Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 17 new cases of COVID-19. This raises the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 256.

In its latest statement, the NCDC analyzed a batch of 396 suspected cases, 379 of which, tested negative for the virus.
The newly confirmed cases consisted of
1) 2 Nigerians nationals, residing in Tripoli
2) 3 cases from Tripoli, Sebha, and Sabratha
3) 1 Chadian national residing in Sebha
4) 2 Libyan nationals, recently repatriated from Moscow.
5) 8 cases in Sebha, who had contact with infected cases
6) 1 resident in Misrata, returning from Sebha
Libya currently has 182 active cases under medical observation, 52 successful recoveries, and 5 deaths.

Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel to combat 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.