The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked health service departments across the country to prepare for its mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The director of the NCDC, Badr al-Din al-Najjar, called in a letter circulated to all municipalities, the directors of health services to form committees to oversee the campaign.

Libya has agreed to purchase 2.8 million doses of coronavirus vaccine with a value of 42 million Libyan dinars.