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GNA sends 30 Libyan doctors to Italy to help fight Coronavirus

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) will send thirty Libyan doctors to Italy to help the European country fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement came within a short statement released on Tuesday by GNA’s Foreign Ministry about a phone conversation between GNA’s Foreign Minister, Mohamed Siala, and his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio.

The two top diplomats focused their discussion on the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the Tripoli-based ministry.

GNA’s Foreign Ministry did not disclose any details about its decision but said it was made in coordination with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

This comes a week after the United Nations warned that the humanitarian crisis in Libya is worsening due to severely damaged health system and medical services, which have “limited financial resources and face shortages of basic equipment and medicines.”

Libya has recorded 20 cases of COVID-19 so far.

UNHCR: Humanitarian crisis in Libya worsening amid deepening conflict & COVID-19 threat

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