ANKARA

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources. 

Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on steps to combat the pandemic.

The sources did not provide further details on the content of the phone talk.

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.

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev

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