NCDC calls for tighter Covid-19 curbs as cases surge

NCDC calls for tighter Covid-19 curbs as cases surge

July 26, 2021 - 12:36
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has recommended imposing tighter Covid-19 restrictions to contain soaring infections as authorities struggle to tackle a new wave.

The NCDC released Sunday a report indicating an increase in the Covid-19 fatalities and warned that isolation centers are filling up.

The epidemiological indicators are unstable, and the virus is spreading fast, the NCDC report shows.

Most densely populated areas such as Tripoli, Misrata, and Zawiya have crossed the line of 400 cases per week for every 100,000 citizens, while cases in six other regions in the west and south surprassed100 per 100,000 citizens during the past week.

The report recommended bringing in tighter coronavirus curbs in areas considered at high risk.

It also called for intensifying vaccination and awareness campaigns and increasing COVID-19 tests in Sabha, Al Shati, Al Jabal Al Gharbi, and Al Jufra.

The NCDC also underscored the need to equip isolation centers with more beds, provide support for the infection control program, and monitoring the work of infection control committees.