Health officials in southern region sound alarm on virus infections

Health officials in southern region sound alarm on virus infections

July 04, 2020 - 14:38
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Director of the National Center for Disease Control, Sabha branch, Abdul Hamid Al-Fakhiri sounded an alarm on Thursday cautioning that the Covid-19 outbreak in the southern region is getting worse, after the infection has begun to spread rapidly among the medical and healthcare workers.

Last Wednesday, the anti-coronavirus committee of Sabha made an urgent distress call to all government officials, urging them to provide medical staff for the only Covid-19 isolation center in the region, noting the centre is providing service to around 16 Libyan municipalities in the south.

"There are only six doctors in the centre who have been working for 30 continuous days, the medical staff must be replaced at least every 20 days as a protective measure to preserve their lives and prevent the transfer of infection," the committee stated.

It also confirmed that all southern municipalities who are currently using the isolating centre of Sabha have confirmed that they have received the necessary equipment to establish isolation sites, but these facilities lack doctors and healthcare workers.