GENEVA 

Libya is at a high risk for the spread of coronavirus after eight cases were confirmed in the conflict-hit nation, the UN said Tuesday.

Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said at a news briefing that the war-stricken country also has 112 suspected cases of the novel coronavirus.

“Ongoing clashes, but also COVID-19 restriction measures, are hampering humanitarian access and the free movement of medical and other humanitarian personnel and impacting humanitarian assistance across the country,” said Laerke.

Earlier, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed a series of measures it

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