Libya: Five new Coronavirus cases, eight in total; amid dismay at Health Minister

Libya: Five new Coronavirus cases, eight in total; amid dismay at Health Minister

March 29, 2020 - 20:03
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control has announced five new positive Coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total number to eight.

The center said Sunday the Reference Laboratory in Tripoli had received 12 samples for people who were in contact with the woman who contracted COVID-19 in Misrata, adding that five of them tested positive and seven tested negative.

Only on Saturday was the number of Coronavirus cases moving upward with two new cases; a woman from Misrata and a man from Tripoli.

Meanwhile, 24 municipalities in western Libya called on Sunday in a joint statement on the Presidential Council to sack the Minister of Health Ahmid Bin Omar and his deputy Mohammed Haythem, citing their negligence and lack of action toward the outbreak of Coronavirus in Libya.

The municipalities gave the Presidential Council 48 hours to respond positively to their demands, sack the Minister and his deputy and to distribute the budgets for the municipal councils or they would halt all kinds of cooperation with it.