COVID-19: Libya Reports 655 New Cases

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The National Centre for Disease Control of Libya, on Sunday, reported 655 new COVID-19 cases.

The centre said in a statement that it received a total of 2,756 suspected samples, of which 655 were tested positive.

It added that 56 patients have newly recovered and 13 more died.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 17,749, including 2,081 recoveries and 285 deaths, the centre confirmed.

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A series of precautionary measures against COVID-19 has been taken by the Libyan authorities since the first case was announced in March.

Such measures included closing the country’s borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country’s pandemic battle, including 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

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