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Libya: Detainees at Risk of Coronavirus Spread

Expand Police officers stand in the road during a curfew, imposed as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19, in Misrata, Libya, March 22, 2020.  © 2020 Reuters/Ayman Al-Sahili   (Beirut, March 29, 2020) – As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch said today. Libya’s health care system, along with other public services, has been battered by intermittent armed conflicts and political divisions…

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