Libya records 541 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 76,000

TRIPOLI (XINHUA) – Libya on Thursday reported 541 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 76,006, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control.

The centre said in a statement it received a total of 4,136 suspected samples in the past day, of which 541 tested positive.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya include 45,793 recoveries and 1,062 deaths, the centre said.

Since the first case was reported in March in the country, 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.

Members of the Young People Against Corona campaign disinfect a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. PHOTO: XINHUA