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First positive Coronavirus case in Libya tests negative, Disease Control Center says

The Head of the Libyan National Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Najjar said Thursday that the new tests of the first Coronavirus patient in Libya had turned out negative.

Najjar told Libya Alahrar TV that all the COVID-19 cases are in stable health conditions and they are improving, saying the equipment and healthcare services are very assuring.

The media office of the National Center for Disease Control said that the 73-year-old man was recovering and his health conditions were in constant improvement.

“We are waiting for two consecutive negative Coronavirus tests so that we can discharge the man as soon as possible.” The center added.

On Wednesday, the Libyan National Center for Disease Control said five suspected Coronavirus cases had tested negative as per the results of the Reference Laboratory in Tripoli.

Libya now has 10 cases of COVID-19 and is taking strict measures to limit the outbreak with curfews and travel bans in place as well as shutdown of education institutions and all gatherings across the country.

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