By Sami Zaptia.
London, 8 April 2020:
The internationally recognized Libyan Foreign Ministry based in Tripoli announced yesterday that Libya is sending 30 doctors to Italy to help fight the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The confirmation of the news, widely circulated by Libyan media, came during a telephone conversation between the Foreign Ministers of the respective countries. The Foreign Ministry reported that the parties discussed efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus and the latest developments, particularly in Italy.
Libya stressed that its (Tripoli-based) government and people stood-by Italy during its (Coronavirus) ordeal and that Libya is confident of Italy’s ability to overcome this epidemic. For its part, Italy thanked the Tripoli-based Libyan government and the Libyan people for their full solidarity with Italy and for the medical initiative to send about 30 doctors and assistant doctors in coordination with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to help Italian medical staff and stand by them in these circumstances.
It will be recalled that at the time of the publication of this article, Italy has had a total number of 135,586 Coronavirus cases and 2,017 resulting deaths. Libya has had 21 cases and one death.