The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that it had sent, in coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), personal protective equipment for use against the Coronavirus pandemic, along with disinfectants and other medical equipment to Sabha to assist in tackling the rapid spread of the virus.

The WHO office in Libya, explained on its official Facebook page, that the supplies should be sufficient to cover the needs of approximately 8,000 patients, expressing its gratitude to China and the British Department for International Development, for what it described as the generous support provided.

The present count from the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has risen to 168 cases, 52 of which have achieved recovery, with a fatality rate of five to date.