Libyan Health Ministry to soon open first quarantine location for confirmed COVID-19 cases

Libya’s Health Ministry has started preparing the first quarantine location to use it for confirmed Coronavirus cases. The locations is inside Mitiga military base in Tripoli and will take few days to be ready.

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry said it had started contracting firms to work on setting up quarantine locations in six cities where there are nearby borders with other countries.

The first quarantine location has 12 rooms with WCs for each one alone, in addition to two testing rooms and a laboratory as well as a control room.

It also has a large lounge with 30 beds for suspected Coronavirus cases, three office places, a place for prayer, a cafeteria and a laundromat.

The media office of the Health Ministry said the location has mobile intensive care units made by an Italian firm execulsively for Libya’s Health Ministry.

The Ministry also said that it has now mobile quarantine rooms that could be used for any confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Libya hasn’t yet registered any Coronavirus cases with several preventive measures being taken by the Government of National Accord, that started with declaring a state of emergency early in March and then suspended all flights from and to Libya, after that annoucned a curfew and lockdown that would start from 6.00 PM to 6.00 AM on March 22.


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