Libya's Coronavirus crisis committee recommends ban on cross-city travel

Libya's Coronavirus crisis committee recommends ban on cross-city travel

June 01, 2020 - 20:12
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The High Committee to Combat Coronavirus has recommended a ban on cross-city travel and other measures as part of instructions to all municipalities to work effectively to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

The recommendations were sent by the committee to the Head of Presidential Council after a meeting with the National Center for Disease Control on Sunday.

The recommendations said there shouldn't be any travel among the cities of southern Libya in addition to isolating pandemic spread areas, as well as a cross-city travel ban for 10 days, with some exceptions.

The committee also agreed to quarantine the Libyans trapped overseas inside Libya upon arrival instead of in the countries where they are currently staying.

Libya registered 26 new COVID-19 cases, 14 for people who had contacted previous cases in Sabha and three totally new ones in the same city, in addition to eight cases among the returnees from Saudi Arabia who got isolated in a Tripoli quarantine center as the rest of the flight passengers were quarantined in Misrata until their Coronavirus test results were released.

Another case was registered for someone who returned from Turkey on May 8 who contacted with a perosn infected with COVID-19, thus bringing the total number of cases to 156, 99 of which are active, 52 recovered and 5 died.

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