The University Hospital of Tripoli has mourned one of its staff, "Abu Bakr Abu Al-Azoum," who died of coronavirus on Saturday.

"Abu Baker was an x-ray technician and one of the most active members in his profession. He was loved and respected by all his colleagues as well as patients," a statement by the hospital said on Facebook.

Social media users commenting on the hospital's post, most who say they know him, expressed their grief for his loss, saying that despite the pressure of work at the hospital, he always had a smile on his face and was an absolute pleasure to know.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Libya last March, the Health Ministry mourned several doctors who lost their lives after contracting Covid-19 while treating infected people at hospitals.

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed last August that eight health workers in southern Libya had contracted the Covid-19 in the first two weeks of that month, expressing concern about the rapid spread of the coronavirus in Libya.