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Fears Mount in Libya over Entering Fifth Stage of Virus Transmission

Fears Mount in Libya over Entering Fifth Stage of Virus Transmission

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 08:15
Concerns have mounted in Libya over the spike in new coronavirus cases. (Reuters)

Concerns have mounted in Libya over the country entering the fifth stage of transmission of the novel coronavirus after recording more than 1,000 coronavirus cases per day in most cities and towns.


An advisory committee, affiliated with the Government of National Accord, tasked with combating the outbreak expected Libya to enter the fifth stage with the increasing number of infections across the country.


It urged citizens to follow all the imposed measures by health authorities.


An official at the Libyan National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said many citizens are ignoring preventive measures, such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.


The NCDC broadcast a video message by Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Tripoli Dr. Mohamed Shembesh, who is also member of the Advisory Committee, in which he spoke about the dangers of the outbreak in the country.


He warned Libya was in the fourth stage of the outbreak and was on the verge of entering the fifth, calling on the people to heed health precautions.


Libya recorded 1,210 new infections, taking its tally to 57,975. It has confirmed 32,253 recoveries and 812 deaths.


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