The Libyan Address Journal
The director of the National Center for Disease Control, Dr. Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, said that the epidemiological situation in Libya is worsening, especially in the cities of Tripoli and Misrata, as well as the south, pointing to the spread of the novel Coronavirus in most areas in Tripoli, especially the municipalities of Abu Salim and Al-Andalus neighborhood, and the Souk Al-Jumah.
In press statements, al-Najjar explained that the Misrata municipality also has a noticeable increase in the number of cases, and there is an increase in the number of cases who need medical attention, whether in Tripoli or Misrata.
He added, “We have not reached the required number of tests in the heart of a large pandemic like this one. We are supposed to do 10,000 tests a day. We conduct from 1000 to 1500 tests, and the laboratories that carry out this process are just eight laboratories, which are under the supervision of the center.”
Al-Najjar indicated that the number of cases exceeded five thousand and deaths more than 100 cases, calling for a focus on isolation centers and critical care units that are important to saving lives, and also focus on community awareness, and provide support for monitoring and investigation teams whose tasks include early detection of cases, tracking of contacts, quarantine, and isolation until ending the spread of this disease.