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Nearly 200 People Infected with Coronavirus in Libya


Thu 04 Jun 2020 | 12:42 AM
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On Wednesday, the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 14 new cases of Coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 196.

In its latest statement, the NCDC said that it had received a batch of 612 suspected cases, 599 of which had tested negative for the virus.

The NCDC noted that the new positive tally included:

1) 2 new cases in Tripoli and Gharyan cities.

2) 1 new case for a resident of Zintan who has recently returned from abroad.

3) 11 cases in Sebha city

The city of Sebha, in southern Libya, has recorded a spike in the number of infections over the past few days.

Libya currently has 139 active cases under medical observation, 52 successful recoveries, and 5 deaths.

Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement, and travel with the aim of curbing the spread of the virus.

Trillions of dollars have been pledged in economic stimulus packages around the world to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.

Globally, it is worth mentioning that, more cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease coronavirus,  continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.

Transmission of virus between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

It can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

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 coronavirus.

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.