The Syndicate of Doctors in Libya called on the Presidential Council (PC) to issue a statement, declaring all doctors and nurses, who lost their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic whilst performing their work, ‘martyrs of duty’.

The syndicate also expressed regret at the failures attributed to the newly appointed Minister of Health to undertake his duties as expected whilst voicing their extreme concern for the position of Undersecretary of the Ministry remaining vacant, particularly in light of the present extreme circumstances facing the health sector.