National Center for Disease Control says Coronavirus conditions in Libya alarming

National Center for Disease Control says Coronavirus conditions in Libya alarming

April 15, 2020 - 20:05
Posted in:
Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Director of the Center for Disease Control, Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control said Libya has reached an alarming level of Coronavirus spread, citing the new registered cases in the country.

The Head of the center Badr Al-Deen Najjar said Wednesday that the rise in COVID-19 cases in Libya necessitates more serious precautionary measures, adding that the recording of nine new cases on Tuesday means that Libya should impose stricter measures to avoid ending up heavily impacted by the pandemic.

Najjar added that the negligence of people to the preventive measures such as home isolation and curfews led to the hike in Coronavirus cases.

He called for taking necessary measures to avoid becoming like Italy and France in terms of the response to the Coronavirus, adding that more serious preventive measures and strict curfews are needed in Libya.

Meanwhile, the high committee to combat Coronavirus recommended Tuesday a total curfew in Libya starting next Friday and for ten days, with shutdowns of markets, banks and unnecessary stores, excluding only foods and bakeries, allowing also people to go out between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm without using cars.