Al-Zawiya Municipality Imposes 24-Hour Curfew Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

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On Wednesday, Al-Zawiyah Municipality announced a citywide curfew for 24 hours, based on a decision by the Supreme Committee to Combat the Coronavirus Epidemic. This is due to the rapid outbreak of the virus in the city, especially the southern areas.

In a press briefing, the municipality also decided to suspend all activities, gatherings and meetings, warning that those who violate the curfew measures will face hefty penalties. Security bodies have also been asked to enforce the curfew, beginning today.

Today, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 161 new cases, and three additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 4,224, and a death toll of 96 fatalities. It added that eight patients have successfully recovered, which raises the number of recoveries to 633.

On Tuesday, the European Union has allocated €20 million (LYD 33 million), to assist Libya in tackling the ongoing crisis. This is especially meant for the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict, forced displacement, and migration.