Libya announces four-day total lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases

Libya’s Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) on Wednesday announced a four-day total curfew in the capital Tripoli amid rising number of coronavirus cases.

So far, Libya has confirmed 11,834 virus infections, including 210 deaths and 1,152 recoveries, according to the National Center for Disease Control.

According to a statement by the GNA, mass gatherings and all religious and national festivals will remain suspended during this period, while markets will also remain closed, except for grocery stores, while social distancing is mandatory along with abiding by preventive measures.

Meanwhile, a partial lockdown from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time will be in effect after the total shutdown. On Fridays and Saturdays, however; a complete curfew will be enforced.


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