Libya reports record daily surge in COVID-19 infections

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-26 09:04:43|Editor: huaxia

TRIPOLI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday reported 1,639 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase recorded in the country so far.

The center said that 766 more recoveries and 5 more death were reported.

Libya has so far registered a total of 56,013 COVID-19 cases with 30,731 recoveries and 795 fatalities, it said.

Since the first case was reported in March, Libyan authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures against the pandemic, 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's pandemic battle, 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. Enditem