The Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala has confirmed that none of the Libyans residing in China have contracted the novel Coronavirus.
The Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) reported Sayala on Friday as saying that he was in constant contact with the Libyan embassy in Beijing.
“All Libyan national in China are very well and none of them have come down with the Coronavirus.” Sayala remarked.
In the meantime, the Director of the Tripoli University Hospital Nabeel Al-Ajili denied earlier this week that there had been any registered Coronavirus cases in Libya amid social media rumors.
Al-Ajili said in a televised statement that they have a plan to open the quarantine units at the offices of the international medical control at the port, airport and land borders in the country.
He also indicated that all hospitals in the country were fully prepared to deal with any patients, including running the needed analyses and medical checks if they suspected Coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Foreign Ministry announced last Sunday that Algeria was coordinating with it to evacuate the Libyan students in China’s Wuhan city on board the Algerian planes that are tasked with evacuating the Algerian nationals from China.
According to latest reports, one Libyan student has refused to be evacuated and explained in a video statement from the streets of Wuhan that he would stay in the city despite all risks.