Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, discussed the epidemiological situation in the country and the spread of COVID-19 with the Minister of Health of Libya’s Interim Government, Saad Agoub.
During the meeting that was held on Tuesday evening, Saleh was briefed on the latest decisions taken by the Supreme Committee to Combat the Coronavirus Epidemic, during its meeting at the headquarters of the General Staff in Al-Marj. These decisions include the reimposition of curfews, as well as the banning of travel between cities, until further notice.
Agoub indicated that the decisions of the Supreme Committee also included the closure of all cafes and restaurants, with a complete shutdown of all barbershops and women’s beauty salons. In addition, all event and wedding halls as well as mosques will be closed.
Agoub added that the Supreme Committee called for administrative units to reduce their staff. He also noted that a decision will be issued by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Medical Consultative Committee on the educational process.
Saleh stressed the importance of implementing the government designated plans, expressing his confidence in the ability of the Ministry of Health, and the Libyan state to overcome the pandemic thanks to the solidarity of the state, civil society, security, police and military authorities. Citizens must therefore remain cautious, and not contribute to the spread of the virus.