COVID-19: Libya confined as Muslim New Year approaches

Since Saturday, Libyans have been living under a bell. Strict three-day imprisonment is in effect in this country in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, especially with the arrival of the Muslim New Year.

The measure relates to the center and west of the country, including the capital Tripoli.

controlled by east and south Marechal Khalifa Haftari Those who go against the directives of the transitional government based in the capital are not affected by this provision.

From a few hundred at the end of April, the country records several thousand cases daily, an increase partly explained by the higher number of tests. However, since the start of the curfew, the graph of infection is decreasing.

In addition, after a rough start to the campaign, with several million people vaccinated in total, due to a lack of available vaccines, Libya received two million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinofarm in early August.

The country is expected to receive another 1.5 million “in the coming weeks”, the Libyan prime minister announced abdelhamid dabibah.

Since the start of the pandemic, the country of nearly seven million residents, where health infrastructure has been weakened by a decade of conflict, has officially recorded 262,948 cases of contamination, including 3,663 deaths.

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