Libya records first recovery of Covid-19 patient

Libya records first recovery of Covid-19 patient

April 07, 2020 - 12:06
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Director General of the National Center for Disease Control, Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, has officially declared the recovery of the first coronavirus case in Libya, said all his tests came back negative.

At a press conference Monday, Al-Najjar said that the curfew period might be extended to 24 hours, depending on the development of the situation.

He stressed the importance of social separation during this time and commitment to home quarantine, as it is the first step towards beating this virus.

The second case is also on its way to recovery, said director of the emergency department of the center, Tawfiq Harisha, noting that he is pending results of recent analysis to confirm he's ready to go home.

The National Center for Disease Control announced a new case of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people who contracted the disease in Libya to 19.