COVID-19 Pandemic in Libya: What Do We Know So Far?

Keywords: COVID-19, lockdown, pandemic, Libya

Abstract

The majority of Libya's municipalities have officially spiked from phase 3 to phase 4 of the pandemic, leading to a massive increase of infected and suspected cases which makes it difficult to track and control the spread of the pandemic. By not following the guidelines set by the NCDC, the number of infected cases will definitely rise due to the negligence of the public regarding social distancing which is an essential strategy for controlling any infectious disease.

Author Biographies

Qais Gasibat, Faculty of Medical Technology, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya

PT, BSc,MSc, Lecturer at Faculty of Medical Technology, and PhD student at Universiti Putra Malaysia

Mussab Gasibatb, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya

BDS, President of the Misurata University Students' Union, A Volunteer to become social companions for covid-19 patients and those suspected cases.

 

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Published
2020-11-09
How to Cite
Gasibat, Q., & Gasibatb, M. (2020). COVID-19 Pandemic in Libya: What Do We Know So Far?. Christian Journal for Global Health, 7(4), 44-46. https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v7i4.451
Section
Short Communications / Field Reports