The Libyan Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, has annoucned that it will start providing accommodations at a hotel for Libyan nationals stranded at the airport after the closure of all borders over Coronavirus concerns.
The Libyan Istanbul Consulate said the nationals will be sent to Tunisia in the coming 24 hours, in the meantime; they will be staying at a hotel.
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.
In the meantime, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said overseas diplomatic missions had registered no Coronavirus cases among Libyan nationals.
The Deputy Foreign Minister for Technical Issues Mahmoud Al-Tellisi said Monday that the announcement came after directly contacting heads of missions and the overseas committees concerned with the matter.
Libya’s Foreign Ministry said that all the missions had reported all their measures including the needed medical assistance to those in need.
Libya’s Foreign Ministry formed earlier a follow-up committee to confront any possible outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. The committee is headed by Al-Tellisi and Deputy Foreign Minister for Financial and Administrative Affairs, Hamza Al-Oukli.
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