Libya: Coronavirus vaccination campaign begins

Libya: Coronavirus vaccination campaign begins

April 10, 2021 - 19:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah announced Saturday, in a presser at the National Center for Disease Control, the start of Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the country.

Dbeibah said he and his family members took the vaccine and that the vaccination measures are going well as planned, adding that vaccination centers will be open in the coming days as vaccine doses keep arriving in Libya piecemeal.

Dbeibah indicated that the vaccines didn't arrive in Libya through money but through state policies and contacts with over 10 countries, adding that the vaccines are approved by the World Health Organization and "there is no need to listen to rumors about them".

The National Center for Disease Control said the vaccination campaign had kicked off from its headquarters in Tripoli with the Prime Minister and Health Minister taking the vaccine as a start.

On Friday, a third batch of Coronavirus vaccines arrived in Libya, containing 100.000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine.