1 Billion Dinars Spent to Combat COVID-19 in Libya


The Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli (CBL) announced it had allocated 969 million Libyan Dinar (LYD) to the Government of National Accord (GNA) for combating the coronavirus during the first ten months of 2020.

The CBL data indicated that the GNA’s Health Ministry received 572 million LYD, while 151 million LYD were allocated for the medical supply chains.

The World Health Organisation reported that there were about 76,000 confirmed cases in Libya, including more than 1,068 deaths. Figures have climbed quickly from a few hundred in August to almost around 60,000 at this time.

Libyan authorities have taken a series of measures against the pandemic since the first case was reported in March. These measures include the closure of the country’s borders, shutting down schools and mosques, as well as banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.