By Sami Zaptia.
London, 26 May 2020:
Libya’s Coronavirus/Covid-19 cases are up to 77 cases and 40 recoveries, with still only three deaths, the country’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported over the long weekend/Eid holiday.
The country has been in a 24-hour lockdown over the three-day holiday which is observed more in Tripoli than in outlying areas, locals report. In accordance with WHO advice, the NCDC has increased wider testing – totalling today 5,321 – to get a better feel of the spread of the pandemic, rather than awaiting suspected cases to turn up at hospitals.
The NCDC also reported that a total of 1,965 Libyans were repatriated across the Libyan-Tunisian land border over the last 8 days. It stressed they had all undergone quarantine and testing prior to being allowed back home
Libya announces 3 new cases of Coronavirus and 7 new recoveries