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Libya’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1000 threshold

 The National Center for Disease Control of Libya reported Monday 57 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country so far to more than 1000.

In a statement earlier on Monday, the center said it had received a total of 632 suspected samples, of which 575 tested negative and 57 positive.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 1,046, including 261 recoveries and 32 deaths, according to the center.

Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) closed the country’s borders, schools and mosques, banned public gatherings, and imposed curfew in order to prevent infections.

The city of Sabha, the largest southern Libyan city, is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Libya, reporting more than half of the number of confirmed cases in the country, which reported the first COVID-19 case in March and the first death in April.

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