Corona virus hits Libya hard this March, recording the highest death toll so far with 317 deaths, bringing the total deaths to 2,487 cases.
On Friday, the National Center for Disease Control announced the highest death toll from the virus, with 52 cases, of which Tripoli’s share was 39.
The center recorded 1134 new infections of the virus; The number of infections brought the total number of cases to 150,341, including 10781 active cases.
This worsening epidemiological situation coincides with the announcement of the discovery of 15 cases of the mutated “South Africa” strain in Libya; After the discovery of the British strain known as the London mutation at the end of last February.
The National Center for Disease Control said in a statement that the presence of these mutated species in Libya explains what is currently happening in the rapid spread of this epidemic, and the serious exacerbation of the epidemiological situation, explaining that these strains cause an increase in the number of cases with serious complications. This led to an increase in the death rate in recent weeks.
Several municipalities, especially in the Nafusa Mountains, announced a complete and partial bans after the epidemic situation worsened inside them.
The municipality of “Kabau” recorded 32 new cases of Coronavirus; After making 136 swabs in Wednesday.
Last Tuesday, the mayor of the municipality announced the extreme state of alarm and the closure of all service sectors. After the death toll rose for the fourth consecutive day, coinciding with the increase in the number of infections in the municipality.
The municipalities of Sebha and Jado have extended the ban and suspension of studies for another week. Due to the continuing peak of the Coronavirus outbreak, while the municipality of Bani Walid appealed to all doctors in the city to quickly join the isolation center, especially specialists in intensive care, internal medicine and anesthesia; After the epidemiological situation worsened in it
The director of the National Center for Disease Control, Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, said in press statements that they may demand a complete or partial ban if the situation continues as it is now. In order not to cause pressure on the isolation centers, with the limited capabilities available.
Despite the promises that the vaccines will arrive in early March and the center launched an electronic registration system to obtain the vaccine, the vaccines have not arrived yet .
The World Health Organization confirmed in a statement on March 4 that Libya missed the first batch of “Kovacs Initiative” vaccines of the organization, because it did not provide the main documents required on time.
For his part, Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Committee to Confront the Corona Pandemic, Khalifa Al-Bakoush, said that vaccinations were delayed as a result of global pressure to obtain them, stressing that the date of their arrival will be on March 28, according to their agreement with the “Kovacs” group and the “UNICEF”.
Last Sunday, the President of the National Unity Government, Abdul Hamid Dbaiba, issued a decision to dissolve the Corona Pandemic Control Committee formed by the former Presidential Council, after dissatisfaction with the committee’s work.
Last February, the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord allocated 600 million dinars to urgently provide the Coronavirus vaccine, and the needs of isolation centers and other urgent medical supplies.