Libyan Government Spokesperson Mohammed Hammude announced the decision in a press statement after the regular ministerial meeting.
Hammude explained that the decision to close the borders came “after the exacerbation of the epidemic situation in sister country Tunisia, the increase in the mutated Delta variant of the virus, and the announcement by the Tunisian Ministry of Health that the country’s health system has collapsed”.
Spokesperson Hammude noted that after the decision, regarding the fate of the Libyans stranded in Tunisia, they will be dealt with through the Libyan Consulate in Tunisia.
Hammude also stated that as part of the measures to combat the epidemic, education in universities and high schools will be suspended until after Eid al-Adha.
Covid-19 alert in Tunisia
In Tunisia, the highest number of cases since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic was recorded today.
In the written statement made by the Ministry of Health, it was stated that 134 people died due to the virus in the last 24 hours, 9 thousand 823 people were infected and 3 thousand 353 people recovered.
In the statement, it was stated that the total loss of life increased to 15 thousand 735, the number of cases to 464 thousand 914, and the number of recoveries to 372 thousand 985.
It was stated that the number of cases in the last 24 hours was the highest number recorded since the beginning of the epidemic.
On the other hand, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Nisaf bin Alya Mosaique stated that they had difficulties in providing oxygen and beds in hospitals and said, “Unfortunately, the health system in the country has collapsed.” said.
In Tunisia, the coastal country of North Africa, there are concerns that a new wave will be experienced in the Covid-19 epidemic due to the emergence of new variants and the slow progress of vaccination.
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