Mayors of Tripoli call for urgent curfew as anti-Coronavirus measure

Mayors of Souq Al-Jumua, Central Tripoli, Ain Zara, Hay Al-Andalus and Abu Salim municipalities have called on the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj to impose curfew on Tripoli to prevent Coronavirus outbreak.

The call came in a letter by the mayors to Al-Sarraj, urging for the curfew to start on Sunday – March 22 – from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.

Meanwhile, the call comes as part of the preventive measures that are being put in place by the Libyan authorities to hinder any outbreak of Coronavirus in Libya.

The measures included a request to China for medical assistance. The Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya, Wang Qimin, has said that his country is mulling over a request by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord for medical assistance against the breakout of Coronavirus.

The Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya added that there had been discussions between Tripoli and Beijing through diplomatic channels regarding the medical assistance, adding that the request was under consideration.

Wang Qimin told Libya Alahrar TV on the phone that China had provided Libya and other African countries with testing devices for the Coronavirus pandemic, adding that Beijing is interested in expertise exchanges with the countries where Coronavirus had spread.

“China is going to organize a forum to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic information and awareness in North African countries.” The Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya remarked.

He also indicated that the preventive measures taken by Libya against the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic are going in the right direction, stressing the need for seriously implementing the measures across the country.


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