Death of Mahmoud Jibril, key political figure from Libyan revolution
On 5 April, media outlets reported the death of Mahmoud Jibril in Cairo from complications due to the Coronavirus. Jibril was an important figure of Libyan politics given that he was Libya’s first post-Gaddafi era head of government. In 2011, Jibril headed the National Transitional Council (NTC) at the time of the insurrection against Gaddafi and in 2012, he acted as Libya’s interim country until the first post-Gaddafi elections were organized.
Thus far, Libyan authorities have reported a total of 18 cases of coronavirus.
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