Five suspected cases test negative for Coronavirus in Libya, Disease Control Center says

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control said Tuesday that five suspected cases had tested negative for Coronavirus.

In a statement, the center indicated that after testing samples from the patients, the results at the laboratory were negative, thus Libya continued to be a Coronavirus-free country.

The center received many reports about five suspected Coronavirus cases in hospitals of Sabratha, Central Tripoli, Tripoli Medical Center and Khadra.

According to the National Center for Disease Control, on Sunday, seven suspected Coronavirus cases had tested negative as well in Benghazi, Misrata, Zliten, and Al-Zawiya, in addition to a suspected case at Al-Amal oilfield.

Libya declared the state of emergency on Saturday over concerns of the outbreak of Coronavirus. The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said the government had allocated half a billion dinars to confront the COVID-19 disease, instructing all borders be shut down for three weeks starting March 16.


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