Libya’s Administrative Control Authority forms emergency committee over Coronavirus concerns

The Libyan Administrative Control Authority has formed an emergency committee tasked with taking preventive measures agaisnt Coronavirus outbreak in line with the measures of the Presidential Council and Medical Supply Center.

The decision was made at a meeting for the Head of the Administrative Control Authority Sulaiman Al-Shanti with other officials in Tripoli.

The meeting discussed the Presidential Council’s measures and the measures to be taken and implemented by the emergency committee starting Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj declared the state of emergency over Coronavirus concerns.

In a statement on Saturday, Al-Sarraj said the government had allocated 500 million dinars to help prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus in Libya, saying that all borders would be closed for three weeks starting March 16.

He also said that the Foreign Ministry will instruct embassies across the world to contact with Libyans to provide assistance and, if needed, medical treatment.

According to Al-Sarraj, study would be suspended for two weeks or even more to protect the students from any possible outbreak of Coronavirus.


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