Social distancing important during Ramadan to fight COVID-19


Badr Addin Al-Najjar, director general of the National Center for Disease Control of Libya, on Sunday stressed the importance of social distancing during the holy month of Ramadan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We must continue to maintain social distancing and not establish any human gatherings, especially during the month of Ramadan, because we have not passed the stage of danger to defeat the global epidemic,” Al-Najjar told Xinhua.

Al-Najjar also said that no COVID-19 infections have been detected in the country over the past 48 hours.

The number of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya reached 61, including 18 recoveries and one death.

Libyan authorities have taken a series of measures against COVID-19, including imposing a curfew, closing airports, border crossings, mosques and educational institutions, and banning mass gatherings and movements among cities.

Libya reported its first COVID-19 case on March 24. Enditem

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