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Libya reports 329 new COVID-19 cases, 12,958 in total

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Saturday reported 329 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 12,958.

The center said in a statement that the new cases were detected after it received 1,481 suspected samples, adding 23 more patients have recovered and five died, increasing the total recoveries to 1,333 and the death toll to 231.

To curb the spread of the pandemic, Libya has taken a series of precautionary measures since the first case was reported in March, including closing the country’s borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country fight the pandemic, including 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

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