The Chargé d'Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Libya has said that his government is considering the request for help by Tripoli to combat the COVID-19.

"Diplomats of both countries are engaged in intensive contacts in this regard," the Chinese official explained in a press statement.

He noted that his country has already provided testing instruments for diagnosing epidemics to several African countries, including Libya, but stressed that precautionary measures must be implemented in earnest, praising the Libyan authorities' efforts in this regard.