The Director of the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, has warned that the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the capital, Tripoli and the city of Misrata, is on the increase.
The number of cases requiring medical attention in Tripoli and Misrata has also risen, he added.
The Libyan medical official said the epidemiological situation in Libya has deteriorated although some regions had sporadic cases compared to Tripoli and Misrata.
According to Al-Najjar, the centre's labs carry out 1,000-1,500 tests per day but should be testing 10,000 people each day, adding that new COVID-19 testing devices have recently arrived which should improve capacity.
(Source: Middle East Monitor)