A curfew will be imposed in Libya for 3 days in order to control COVID-19 cases, which are on the increase in the country. Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Prime Minister of Government of National Unity (GNU) stated on August 5 that the restriction will be valid in all regions of the country.
In addition to this, Prime Minister Dbeibeh also announced that partial and regional quarantines will be implemented from Monday. A similar practice was implemented in the municipalities of Central Libya, Greater Tripoli, and West Mountain, on July 27.
Announcing that they will speed up the vaccination at the beginning of the week, Dbeibeh stated that a large amount of Sinopharm vaccines from China have been delivered to Libya. In addition, Dbeibeh expressed that they will accelerate the vaccination process in the country and, in this context, the second delivery of Sinopharm vaccines will take place in the near future.
As of August 6, the total number of cases in Libya reached 262,948. In addition, the number of people who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic was 3,663, and the number of those who recovered was 196,714. With the acceleration of vaccination processes and the raising of awareness, the intense increase in the number of cases is expected to gradually stop.