Libya's Coast Guard has managed to foil around 400 attempts to cross the Mediterranean by migrants, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The organization pointed out, that the number of migrants who tried to cross to Europe via Libya this month increased to more than 1,000 people, despite the closure of the Libyan international borders due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Around 317 migrants were returned to Libya on Sunday night and more than 70 others were brought back on Monday, according to the IOM.