Coronavirus cases in Libya increase to 18

A Libyan fighter checks his machine gun near the city of Brega, Libya. EPA/VASSIL DONEV

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Libya announced a new case of Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total cases in the country to 18.

The country’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that it had received a total of 31 samples to check and 30 samples turned out to be negative.

The NCDC revealed no further details about the case in its statement as in their gender or location.

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Libya has expressed concern about the continuing fighting in Libya, in light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch has said “Fighting has escalated despite the initial agreement on a humanitarian pause”.

“The UNHCR is continuing efforts to urge parties in Libya to halt the fighting and allow response to the epidemic,” Baloch added.

He noted that UNHCR has provided in cooperation with its regional partners some field equipment and mobile clinics to support the health sector in Libya.

Read more via The Libya Herald/ Libya Observer

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