The National Assembly of Libyan Scholars and Sheiks have called on all imams, preachers to abide by the authorities' decision to close mosques during this period, in order to preserve lives.

"The coronavirus pandemic should unite everyone and end disputes," the assembly mentioned in a statement Sunday, urging citizens to abide by the Presidential Council’s decision to impose curfews and to stay at home until this ordeal is over.

It also criticized acts exploiting the current circumstance, including driving up prices saying that it's an infringement and unjust act, according to the statement.