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Libya imposes 24-hour curfew to stem spread of COVID-19

TRIPOLI, (The Southern African Times) – Libya has imposed a 24-hour curfew from Saturday to Monday to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The government announced the decision on Thursday. When the curfew ends, the previous prevention measures will continue.

In late June, the government imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (1600-0400 GMT) for two weeks, and ordered that those who violate the restrictions be punished.

The government has recently launched an “exceptional” vaccination campaign to set up temporary vaccination centers, where people above the age of 18, Libyans or foreigners, can get vaccinated.

According to the National Center for Disease Control, the country has registered more than 260,000 cases so far, with nearly 200,000 recoveries and 3,689 deaths. 

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