Eastern Libya reports first case of Covid-19

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Eastern Libya reports first case of Covid-19

April 08, 2020 - 11:57
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Benghazi announced its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number in Libya to 21 cases.

Spokesman for the medical anti-coronavirus committee, Ahmed Al-Hassi said the 55-year-old patient was suffering from lung problems.

He arrived in the country from Turkey via Tunisia about 20 days ago, Al-Hassi explained.

The patient is in a stable condition and health workers are tracing the people who had been in contact with him, said Al-Hassi.