Covid-19: Libya Receives First Vaccines

The Prime Minister of Libya, Abdelhamid Dbeibah , has announced the arrival of the first batch of anti-Covid vaccines. Libya received the first shipment of 100,000 doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Tripoli

He disclosed this via his twitter handle saying “… we have managed to import the first batch of corona-virus vaccine, followed soon by other deliveries …”

He encouraged Libyans to “register on the electronic vaccination platform” launched by the authorities in early March to prepare for the vaccination campaign.

The latest official figures show 162,294 cases of infection, including 2,737 deaths, in the country of nearly seven million people.

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According to the Regional officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the appearance of two new variants of the coronavirus in Libya were recorded.

While addressing the challenges faced by government in preventing coronavirus in the country, The Ministry of health listed some of the challenges as overcrowded health facilities, masks not widely used in outdoor public places, difficulty in accessing PCR tests and more.

Dbeibah assured Libyans that access to the vaccine is one of his government’s priorities and he is delighted to receive the first anti-covid vaccine shot.


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