By Sami Zaptia.
London, 15 July 2020:
Libya’s Coronavirus cases have continued to rise. The country’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported yesterday a total of 1,563 cases, with 370 recoveries and 42 deaths.
Yesterday there were 51 new cases announced.
The continued rise in cases is put to a number of reasons, including failure to follow safety instructions such as wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding congregations and socializing/visiting friends and relatives. The extreme summer heat and power cuts has forced many to leave their homes and go the beach.
There is also ‘‘isolation / coronavirus’’ fatigue as many are tired of quarantining their family after months of abiding by safety regulations.
The result of the continued rise in numbers has meant that the Tripoli government has had to extend its curfew and isolation of cities until 17 July.
Meanwhile, Libyans look on with envy as Tunisia has brought its coronavirus under control to the extent that most EU states are allowing its planes to fly into their reopened airports. Libya’s airports and borders are still closed.