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U.S. to support Libya with $6.5 million to fight coronavirus




Alwasat - Cairo Tue 02 Jun 2020, 02:47 PM
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The U.S. Embassy to Libya on Monday said the U.S. government will provide 6.5 million U.S. dollars to Libya to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

"The U.S. government has committed an additional 6.5 million U.S. dollars in support of Libya's coronavirus response, including helping municipalities formalize their crisis response functions, develop emergency management plans, train teams in Crisis Emergency Response," the embassy said in a statement.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Libya so far is 156, including 52 recoveries and five deaths, according to the National Center for Disease Control.

In order to fight the virus, Libyan authorities have taken a series of protective measure, including closing the country's borders, banning public gatherings, closing schools and mosques, and imposing curfew.

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