Libya extends curfew for 15 days as Coronavirus cases continue to increase

July 21, 2020

Libya’s government in Tripoli yesterday extended the current curfew for 15 days – until 2 August, as the Coronavirus cases continued to increase across the country. The 24-hour Friday and Saturday curfew has been lifted.

Yesterday, Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 87 new cases, taking the total to 1,791 out of which there are 1,358 active cases with 385 recoveries and 48 deaths.

The cases are spread across the country but with the largest numbers now concentrated in Libya’s south.

The curfew extension means Libya’s land borders and airports will continue to be shut to the outside world. Travel between cities is still barred.