The Head of the Libyan National Center for Disease Control, Haidar Al-Sayeh, hoped Libya wouldn't have to order a total lockdown if rate of Coronavirus vaccination decreased and that of catching the virus increased, urging all Libyans to take the vaccine to protect themselves against the virus and its recent variant, Omicron, which was detected in Libya.

Al-Sayeh added in a press conference on Thursday that police should monitor the implementation of the precautionary measures across public facilities, adding that Libya has three types of Coronavirus vaccines: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm, while the center will make sure there are available jabs for all people in the country as it works on new plan for vaccination campaigns that will kick off in the coming days.

Al-Sayeh hoped the vaccination campaigns take place as soon as possible across Libya, expecting Omicron to spread more widely after the first two positive cases were discovered on Wednesday in Tripoli, knowing that both cases hadn't traveled previously, which meant the variant is spread in the country.