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Filipinos in Tripoli told to observe 24-hour curfew

/ 08:59 AM April 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli advised the Filipino community there to heed the 24-hour curfew imposed by Libya’s internationally recognized government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.

According to the embassy, the curfew would last for 10 days beginning Friday (April 17).

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“The Embassy would like to inform the Filipino Community in Tripoli that the Presidential Council has approved the recommendations of the Supreme Committee to Confront the Coronavirus Disease imposing a 24-hour curfew for 10 days beginning Friday, 17 April 2020 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the disease,” the embassy said in an advisory on Wednesday.

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Posted by Philippine Embassy in Libya on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

“These new measures include closure of vegetable and meat shops, further restrictions in movement, and the prohibition of all form of gatherings,” it added.

Neighborhood groceries and bakeries will be open but only from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, the embassy noted.

“In view of this, the Embassy enjoins kababayans to observe the curfew, comply with other instructions of authorities, and ensure they have enough food and other essential provisions for 10 days,” the embassy said.

Libya has so far reported 48 COVID-19 cases.

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Libya on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Of the number, 11 patients have recovered and one have died.

No COVID-19 cases among Filipinos in Libya have so far been reported.

In the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) have so far confirmed 5,453 COVID-19 cases in the country.

There are so far 349 deaths reported while 353 have recovered from the disease.

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