Libya sends 30 doctors to Italy to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Libya sends 30 doctors to Italy to help in the fight against Coronavirus

April 07, 2020 - 22:04
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has sent to Italy a medical team of 30 medics to help the country combat Coronavirus in coordination with the Libyan National Center for Disease Control.

The Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio thanked on Tuesday his Libyan counterpart Mohammed Sayala in a phone call conversation which reviewed the efforts by the two countries to limit the spread of Coronavirus, Libyan Foreign Ministry said on Facebook.

Sayala told di Maio that Libya supports Italy until it can eventually overcome the crisis and stop the spread of the pandemic.

Italy's COVID-19 patients have increased to over 120.000 and it recorded on Monday 636 new deaths, bringing the total to 17.000.

Libya, on the other hand, has so far recorded 19 Coronavirus cases, including one death and one recovery - while a second recovered case is in the process of being sent home - according to the National Center for Disease Control.