COVID-19 puts Libya's health service in danger of collapse

The staff at Libya's only medical equipment factory are working round the clock to make more protection gears for doctors and nurses.

    Libya has so far avoided the worst of the coronavirus, with just 17 confirmed cases.

    But with a war raging, the health service could be in danger of complete collapse if the virus spreads.

    There is now a race to get more equipment into hospitals to help cope with any major outbreak.

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.


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