Libya launches vaccination campaign: Prime Minister, Health Minister and rest of cabinet to receive vaccination first – in effort to encourage public to register

By Sami Zaptia.

Libya’s Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba and Health Minister Ali Zanati are the first to receive the anti-Coronavirus vaccine (Photo: Health Ministry).

London, 10 April 2021:

Libya launched its vaccination campaign today with Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba and his Health Minister Ali Zanati being the first to be vaccinated with their first doses.

The Health Ministry said it hoped this would reassure the Libyan public that the vaccination is safe and that they should register on the online system to receive theirs.

Yesterday, the third shipment of anti-Coronavirus vaccines, 100,000 doses of Sputnik V, arrived in Tripoli. This brings the total of vaccines to arrive since the first shipment on 4 April to 258,852 doses.

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