Libya Receives 40,000 Covid-19 Vaccines, Testing Kits From Malta

World Health Organization’s Regional Director, Hans Kluge has praised Malta for donating 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines and an equal number of rapid testing kits to Libya,

The boxes with the vaccines and testing kits were flown to Libya this morning on a special Air Malta flight to Tripoli.

According to the National Disease Control Centre, Libya has recorded 284,618 COVID-19 infections, including 3,933 deaths,

Quoting figures supplied by the Libyan health authorities, the Libya Herald reported this week that 862,974 people in Libya had received the vaccine. The north African country has a population of 6.9 million.

Tweeting about Malta’s donation, WHO regional director Hans Kluge thanked Health Minister Chris Fearne and the Maltese government for the solidarity shown with Libya.

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“You show that international solidarity and national leadership go hand in hand: no one is safe unless everyone is safe,” Kluge commented.

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