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Libya closes schools over coronavirus

A damaged school building is seen after targeted by airstrikes of Haftar’s forces at Shuafat neighbourhood in Tripoli, Libya on January 10, 2020. [Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency]

Libyan schools in areas controlled by both the Tripoli government and a rival administration in Benghazi will close for two weeks, both have announced, Reuters reports.

Libya has not yet confirmed any cases of the coronavirus but the head of its disease control centre said on Thursday that the country lacked adequate isolation facilities for an outbreak.

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