The National Center for Disease Control, in cooperation with UNICEF, has launched a campaign in the southern region to raise awareness and educate the community about the threat of the novel coronavirus and the precautionary measures that should be taken.
The organizers set up a Facebook page to inform the public of their action plan to contain the spread of the virus and what people can do to protect themselves, emphasizing that their goal is to mitigate the threat to people by disseminating "facts not fear".
The campaign will provide guidance and advice for the public through all available media in the region, including local TV stations and radio, as well as social media.
Director of the National Center for Disease Control, Dr. Badreddine Al-Najjar, said that the campaign will target as a first stage the city of Sabha, where the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country were reported.
Al-Najjar expressed his concern that the situation in the south is getting from bad to worse, despite the technical efforts made, but the lack of cooperation of the people and their skepticism about the existence of the disease in the first place remains an obstacle in any efforts to combat the epidemic.