The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, promised Saturday to provide Libyans with Coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible, saying this is a priority for the Government of National Unity (GNU).
Dbeibah attended an event related to Coronavirus pandemic measures in Tripoli. In a statement at the event, he said vaccines will be provided to all Libyans, residents and immigrants equally, noting that this is a humanitarian issue.
Dbeibah explained that wearing a mask in Libya will be mandatory as the least Libyans can do to combat Coronavirus as well as to break away from the mistakes of the past year.
"We must think differently in managing the Coronavirus crisis. We know the people are upset about the measures taken over the last year in this regard. This will change." He added, saying there were huge efforts exerted to contain the Coronavirus in Libya, but the results "are zero".
Dbeibah indicated that his government will consider the deaths of Coronavirus in Libya "martyrs just like those who were killed defending the country."
The Libyan advisory scientific committee for combating Coronavirus said last Tuesday that 300.000 vaccine doses would arrive in Libya next week.