TRIPOLI, Libya

A second batch of Turkish medical equipment arrived in Libya to help the country fight the novel coronavirus.

According to diplomatic sources, Turkey’s Ambassador to Tripoli Serhat Aksen personally delivered the medical supplies to Tawfik Harisha, the country’s Government Emergency Administration of the Ministry of Health director.

Emphasizing that they were grateful for Turkey’s help, Harisha thanked Ankara for its support in every field.

Ankara’s second delivery to Libya landed in the country on May 8 with accompanied medical aid to Tunisia.

Turkey had sent its first aid shipment to the war-torn North African country on April 11 to curb the spread of the virus.

Ankara also made its second delivery of aid to Tunisia, which had left for Tunis on May 8.

The shipment brought surgical masks, overalls, disinfectants, goggles, face masks and face shields.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. Europe and the US are currently the worst-hit areas.

The pandemic has killed more than 300,000 people worldwide with over 4.4 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 1.5 million.

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