First batch of Astra Zeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines to arrive within two weeks: Libyan Health Minister

By Sami Zaptia.

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London, 23 March 2021:

Libya’s new Minister of Health, Ali Al-Zanati reported to Libyan media yesterday that he expects the first batch of AstraZeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines to arrive in the country within the next two weeks.

The statement came after the Health Minister had held a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya. Minister Zanati said the CBL Governor had expressed his readiness to cooperate with his Ministry to overcome difficulties to provide medical services to citizens.

Zanati stressed that the matter of supplying anti-Corona vaccines is in the hands of Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, who he reported had taken several measures on the matter and communicated with companies to supply the vaccine, and who in turn had placed the Minister in the picture of these measures – after Minister Zanati had taken over his duties at the Ministry.

Zanati also confirmed that he had now effectively reunified the country’s two separate western and eastern Health Ministries into one.


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