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NCDC: Libya Reports New COVID-19 Case, Bringing Total to 64

Wed 06 May 2020 | 03:57 PM

On Wednesday, the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported a new COVID-19 case in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 64, with 41 active cases under medical observation.

In its statement No. 59, the NCDC added that the latest batch of 254 suspected samples had all tested negative for the virus. It pointed out that the total number of the recovered cases reached 24.

A single COVID-19 related death was recorded on last Thursday, bringing the country’s death toll from the virus to five.

Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel with the aim of curbing the spread of the Covid-19.

Billions of dollars have been pledged in economic stimulus packages to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.

How To protect yourself from Coronavirus:

-Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty as washing hands with soap and water eliminates the virus if it is on the hands.

-When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you can pass the virus to other people that you have contact with.

-Eating fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C so that your immune system could be enhanced for better and be able to confront viruses.

-Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as hands touch many surfaces, which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, the virus from the surface may infect you.

Accordingly, you need to keep surrounding surfaces clean and free of viruses.

Make sure to keep all surrounding surfaces clean, even those that don’t usually cross minds like: keyboards, phone receivers, doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls.