Libya has received the second consignment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by Greece, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The batch, containing 200,000 doses of the vaccine, arrived at the Maitiga International Airport, where the Head of the National Centre for Disease Control, Haydar Al-Sayeh, was there in person to receive it.

Al-Sayeh said that the new vaccine consignment would target those awaiting their second jab, noting that the vaccine will be delivered once approved by the regulating authorities.

He assured that the vaccine imports would continue to arrive successively until fulfilling the country’s needs.

Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Control Center announced the release of 110,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine after undergoing the necessary procedures.