Libya's Disease Control Center to conduct large-scale survey of Coronavirus spread

Libya's Disease Control Center to conduct large-scale survey of Coronavirus spread

May 16, 2020 - 18:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control said Saturday it would conduct a comprehensive survey of Coronavirus spread in the country starting Sunday.

In a presser, the Head of the National Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Najjar said the first phase of the survey would be in three Tripoli municipalities: Ain Zara, Souq Al-Jumua and Abu Salim.

"The survey will be a basis for future precautionary measures, as to whether increase or decrease them. We want to know the percentage of infection and spread of Coronavirus in the areas through the survey." He added.

Meanwhile, Libya registered a new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number to 65 after the National Center for Disease Control had announced that out of 56 samples, one tested positive and 55 negative.

The center said the new Coronavirus case is a new one; meaning a person who hasn't been in direct contact with the people infected with COVID-19.

Recovered Coronavirus cases stand now at 28 and deaths at three, leaving Libya with 34 active cases out of the total 65.