Libyan Health Ministry: First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Delivered to South

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About 12,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to the south of Libya, Head of Media Office of the Health Ministry, Abdel-Rahman Bahloul said on Wednesday.

Al-Bahloul added in televised remarks that the batch consisted of 10,000 Sputnik-V doses, and 2,000 of the AstraZeneca. He confirmed that the vaccination campaign will start in southern Libya as soon as the arrangements are finalized.

The registration campaign was described as “very good,” with citizens being urged to register so that they are able to get vaccinated.

Bahloul added that the campaign process is proceeding smoothly in all Libyan cities, and no further quantities of the vaccine have been announced yet.

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

The Head of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar has said that 18 municipalities are now ready to receive the vaccines.