Agoub: Epidemiological Situation of COVID-19 Unstable


The Minister of Health for the Libyan Interim Government, Saad Agoub, considered the epidemiological situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic to be absolutely unstable.

According to the Ministry’s media office, Agoub called for the need to remain calm, and not give in to panic, “because most of the countries in the world dealt with this epidemic, and Libya is part of this world”.

He revealed that a total of 14,359 samples were taken to detect the virus in the area from Imsa’ed to Sirte, and Kufra. This resulted in 189 positive cases, including 73 active cases, and 12 deaths. 117 recoveries were also recorded, since the beginning of the pandemic in Libya, this March.

The number of cases by city is as follows:

Benghazi: 92 cases
Ajdabiya: 24 cases
Al-Jufra: 15 cases
Bin Jawad: 14 cases
Al-Bayda: 11 cases
Al-Bayyar: 10 cases
Tobruk: 8 cases
Ahrawa: 5 cases
Kufra: 2 cases
Sirte: 2 cases