The spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammed Al-Giblawi has confirmed that the Libyan Consulate in Istanbul has given hotel accommodations for more than 1400 people stranded in the city over abrupt Coronavirus measures.
Speaking to Libya Alahrar TV, Al-Giblawi said on Thursday that the consulate had registered about 1500 nationals – including over 250 families – and the process was still ongoing.
He also said that the hotels started carrying out disinfection process at the hotel rooms at the request of the Libyan consulate in Istanbul.
“We have been in contact with several Libyan doctors and medics who are in Istanbul to send some of them to the hotels where the Libyan nationals are being accommodated.” Al-Giblawi added.
This comes after many Libyans have been surprised by the decision to suspend all flights to and from Libya for a further notice, which left so many of them stranded in Istanbul airport before being sent to hotels by the consulate.
The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdullah Bathily, held a meeting in Brussels with Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign