Libya to Quarantine Everyone in Contact with Coronavirus Patient


Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said that it would quarantine everyone who has had contact with the newly discovered Covid-19 case being treated at Tripoli hospital.

The head of the Libya’s NCDC, Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, paid a visit to the hospital to monitor the patient’s status and the people who have been in contact with him in recent weeks.

On Tuesday evening, the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) announced the first case of Covid-19 in the country. The patient is a 73-year-old man who tested positive for the virus after returning from Saudi Arabia.