The health support group for combating the Coronavirus in the Municipality of Central Tripoli has begun to set up posts at the entrance of health facilities to conduct initial examinations for detecting the Covid-19.

Those who have symptoms that could indicate the novel coronavirus such as fever or shortness of breath are usually banned from entering health centers unless they undergo a PCR testing to prove they are free from Covid-19.

The municipality said on Facebook that this step will enable people to attend public hospitals and health centers within the central Tripoli area and other municipalities without having to obtain the testing referred to.

"The medical teams at the health points will not use the nasal swap technique but will conduct initial checkups to direct people if they need to get a Covid-19 test, the municipality explains, noting that the program is part of the municipality's efforts to combat and limit the spread of the pandemic.