Libya announces new travel restrictions against Omicron COVID-19 variant

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-29 05:07:52|Editor: huaxia

TRIPOLI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday announced new travel restrictions against the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Travellers coming from countries where Omicron has been detected are requested to produce a negative PCR test within 48 hours, and also to remain in quarantine for 10 days, the center said.

It also recommended Libyans not to travel to countries where the new variant has been detected.

The Omicron variant, which scientists say has a high number of mutations, was first detected in South Africa last week.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 371,571, including 341,723 recoveries and 5,438 deaths, according to the center.

The center said 1,672,251 people in Libya have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 645,476 have received two doses. Enditem

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