Friday, October 22, 2021

Health Minister advises partial closure in western Libya due to COVID spread
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Health Minister advises partial closure in western Libya due to COVID spread

The Libyan Minister of Health, Ali al-Zanati, advised a partial closure from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in several cities in western Libya due to the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the region.

This came during a discussion between al-Zanati and Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh, Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), in Sebha in the Southern region (Fezzan), where the cabinet meeting is being held in the city for the first time.

It is noteworthy that the National Center for Disease Control in Libya (NCDC) reported on Sunday that 3,645 new people tested positive for COVID-19, marking 38.3 percent of the infection rate. The NCDC said that 31 people died of the virus, while 887 have recovered during the same reporting period.

The total recorded COVID-19 cases in Libya have exceeded 233,000 since the start of the pandemic, while over 186,000 of which have recovered, according to the NCDC.

Death toll of the virus have reached 3,375 in total, while over 530,808 people were vaccinated.