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Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade

Despite the dramatic fall in petroleum prices globally, oil revenues remain the backbone of Libya’s economy as almost 30 percent of its six million people rely on state salaries.

In Libya, millions are battling the threat of the coronavirus as well as the effects of the continuing fighting.

A blockade of oil terminals in eastern Libya has seen the government lose millions of dollars a day in revenue since January.

This has meant government employees have not been paid for months and inflation in food prices are on the rise.

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from the capital Tripoli.