ISTANBUL

Libya confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus on Thursday. 

An 85-year old woman who tested positive died from COVID-19, the Libyan National Center for Disease Control said in a statement.

Eleven cases have been reported in the country so far.

The war-torn country recorded its first coronavirus case on March 24 and authorities later banned travel between cities to curb the virus’ spread.

The UN has called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya to aid efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

In Egypt, meanwhile, health officials said six more people had died from the coronavirus, bringing

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