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China provides anti-coronavirus medical aid to Libya

Updated: Jun 11,2020 08:35 AM    Xinhua

TRIPOLI — The Chinese Embassy to Libya said on June 10 that a shipment of Chinese medical aid will reach Libya in a few days to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The medical aid has arrived at Tunisia's Tunis-Carthage International Airport and is expected to be transported to Libya in a few days, according to the embassy.

"The aid includes 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves," the embassy said.

According to Libya's National Center for Disease Control, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the North African country has reached 359, including 58 recoveries and five deaths.

In order to fight the virus, Libyan authorities closed the country's borders as well as schools and mosques, banned public gatherings, and imposed a curfew.

The first COVID-19 case in Libya was reported in March, while the first death was announced in April.

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