China Sends COVID-19 Medical Aid to Libya

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On Wednesday, the Chinese Embassy in Libya announced that a shipment of medical aid would soon reach Libya to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, the Embassy said that the medical aid has reached Tunis-Carthage International Airport and is expected to be transported to Libya in a few days time.

It pointed out that the aid includes 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 goggles, and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

According to Libya’s National Center for Disease Control, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya has reached 359, including 58 recoveries and six deaths.

In order to fight the virus, Libyan authorities have closed the country’s borders in addition to suspending classes in schools and universities, public prayers in mosques, public gatherings, and imposing a daily curfew.

The first COVID-19 case in Libya was reported in March, with the first death announced in April.