First batch of Coronavirus vaccines arrives in Libya

First batch of Coronavirus vaccines arrives in Libya

April 04, 2021 - 20:08
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A batch of 101.250 Coronavirus vaccine doses (Sputnik V - Russia) arrived in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday morning, as the Health Ministry explained that this was the first batch and it will be followed by more gradually.

The Health Ministry added on its Facebook page that the vaccines arrived after efforts exerted by the Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeiba, adding that they would be stored at a number of storages belonging to the Health Ministry but didn't set a date for the vaccination process kickoff.

Dbeibah, meanwhile, said: "Little drops of water make the mighty ocean, and now we have managed to bring the first batch of Coronavirus vaccines and the rest will follow."

He urged on Twitter Libyans to register for vaccination on the allocated website that was launched by the National Center for Disease Control last March.

The Coronavirus vaccines that arrived in Tripoli Sunday are "Russian Sputnik V" type and they are different from what the member of the Anti Coronavirus Advisory Scientific Committee talked about as arriving from COVAX, which will be the "British AstraZeneca" type.