The head of the National Center for Disease Control of Sabha branch, Abdel Hamid Al-Fakhiri said on Saturday that the southern region has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the nation.
He indicated that the center's branch in Sabha registered 292 cases since its outbreak in the south about a month ago, that's almost half the country's total count, noting that 90% of the infections were reported in Sabha alone.
Al-Fakhiri warned that suspected cases are still moving freely inside the city, ignoring the self-isolating instructions issued by the competent authorities. He renewed his call for citizens to abide by the Covid-19 precautionary orders for their safety and to help slow down the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Health said it would send additional supplies and trained teams, in order to raise the center's capacity and enable it to increase coronavirus tests to 350 per day.
The Coronavirus cases in Libya hit 713, after registering 15 new cases, according to the figures released by the National Centre for Disease Control late Friday.