First batch of Covid-19 vaccines ready to be transported to Libya

First batch of Covid-19 vaccines ready to be transported to Libya

March 31, 2021 - 22:18
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the anti-coronavirus advisory committee, Haider Al-Sayeh, said Wednesday that the first batch of Coronavirus vaccines "is ready and awaiting delivery to Libya".

Al-Sayeh added that they had talked to Libyan Airlines company to receive and deliver the batch of vaccines to Libya, adding that the first shipment of COVAX vaccines is ready.

He indicated earlier that the first batch contained 300.000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, adding that the government was discussing bringing in more vaccines in an urgent manner to the country.

Al-Sayeh said the government had dismantled Coronavirus committees and formed a unified commission to operate all over the country and be tasked with research and recommendations only, adding that Libya had agreed to bring 2.8 million vaccine doses (two doses to every person) via COVAX program after registering people on an assigned online system.

The steering committee for vaccination against Coronavirus said last week that there were 430 vaccination centers ready to do the work across Libya and they were 85% well-equipped for it.