The Libyan Health Minister, Ali Al-Zanati, said Wednesday that he had ordered the distribution of Coronavirus vaccines to all vaccination centers to kickoff the campaign across Libya.

The Health Minister said the green light for starting vaccination was given after the Food and Drugs Administration had okayed the use of the imported Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines.

He also said the Health Ministry will distribute the vaccine to "cold storage units and then to vaccination centers" to start giving doses to the registered Libyans or foreigners residing in the country, adding that the priority would be for health workers, people with chronic health problems and old people, renewing call on Libyans to register on the assigned website for vaccination.

The Health Ministry also confirmed receiving 150.000 vaccine (Chinese Sinovac) doses from Ankara as per bilateral cooperation, adding that this was the fourth batch to arrive in Libya as the rest will arrive gradually.