430 Health Facilities across Libya Ready for COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign


On Saturday, Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that 430 health facilities across the country have been equipped for the commencement of the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

The Director of the NCDC, Badr Al-Najjar, stressed the importance of getting vaccinations to protect citizens from the pandemic.

Libya recorded 171,880 total cases, including 11,974 active cases, and 2,896 deaths.

Earlier, Al-Najjar said that 18 municipalities were ready to receive the Sputnik V vaccines. He added the centre has so far received 253,000 doses of the Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines and is awaiting approval for their use.

Last week, the Government of National Unity (GNU) announced that the fourth batch of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 150,000 doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine arrived in Libya coming from Turkey. This brought the total number of vaccines received to about 400,000 doses.