Government of National Unity issues Coronavirus precautionary measures

The Prime Minister of the National Unity Government issued precautionary measures, after the new increase of Coronavirus cases in Libya, in an attempt to contain the crisis.

The first government measures: “closed cafes and social event halls for two weeks and said it is forbidden to hold funeral gatherings and weddings, and the use of mass transportation, while restaurants are allowed to operate on the delivery service system only.”

The measures included that public markets and shops shall abide by the necessary preventive and precautionary measures: wearing masks, and social distancing.

Accordingly, the Ministries of Interior and Defense as well as judicial police officers shall implement the provisions of this decision in coordination with the relevant ministries and municipalities.

The Government of National Unity added, in issuing the precautionary measures, that “anyone who violates the provisions of this decision shall implement the provisions contained in Article No. (8) of the Decree-Law issued on October 5, 1955, regarding the state of emergency, Article No. (467) of the Penal Code, and Article No. (136) of Law No. (106) of 1973.”

This decision shall be implemented from the date of its issuance, and the competent authorities shall implement it, the government said.

Regarding state institutions, the government clarified that all ministries, agencies, institutions, public and private companies, and the like, are obligated to take all precautionary and preventive measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

1. The attendance of employees by 25% to ensure the progress of work.

2. Determining the official working hours from 9.00 until 13.00.

3. Requiring employees and visitors to wear masks during official working hours.

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