Libya Sets Overnight Curfew As Covid Cases Rise
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Tue 27th July 2021 | 02:00 AM
Tripoli, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Jul, 2021 ) :Libya's government Monday announced a two-week overnight curfew in the areas it controls in the centre and west of the North African country, as it battles a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Only essential services such as the transport of goods, pharmacies, law enforcement, sanitation and electricity services will be exempted.
The curfew will not apply in eastern and southern Libya, which are de facto controlled by military strongman Khalifa Haftar.
Health services in Libya, a country of some seven million people, have been battered by a decade of conflict. Since the pandemic began, 236,961 cases and 3,398 deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded.
Record figures nationwide have seen a few thousand new patients each day, partly due to better testing.