A batch of 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia.

Another batch of 100,000 Sputnik V vaccines arrived in Tripoli yesterday (Photo: GNU).

London, 7 July 2021:

A new consignment of 100,600 doses of Sputnik V anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport yesterday, the Libyan government reported.

This is the fourth batch of Sputnik V vaccines to arrive in Libya bring the brand’s total vaccines to 401,252 – the most of the four brands that have arrived.


Brand Quantity Date of arrival Note
1 Sputnik V 101,252 040421 Via UAE
2 Oxford AstraZeneca 57,600 080421 Via Covax
3 Sputnik V 100,000 090421 ?
4 Sinovac 150,000 140421 Via Turkey
5 Oxford AstraZeneca 117,600 190521 Via Covax
6 Sputnik V 100,00 150621 ?
7 Pfizer 54,600 240621 Via Covax
8 Sputnik V 100,000 060721 ?
Total: 781,052


Overall, it is now the eighth consignment of vaccines to arrive in Libya since the first shipment (of Sputnik V) arrived on 4 April. It brings the total number of vaccines of the four brands to arrive in Libya to 781,052 doses.

Libya’s Ministry of Health expects a total of 12 million doses to arrive over time.

Libya’s population is 6.9 million excluding foreigners and illegal migrants, but the government has vowed to vaccinate all present in Libya irrespective of their legal status. On 2 June, the online registration system was opened for non-Libyans.

The latest Coronavirus cases and vaccinations

Meanwhile, the latest National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) figures reported today read as follows:


Total number of people vaccinated 386,922
Total number of Coronavirus cases 196,894
Total number of recovered cases 179,685
Total number of active cases 13,994
Total number of deaths 3,215
Total number of tests conducted over last 24 hours 4,442
Total rate of infection 24 percent


Tunisia alert

Tunisia yesterday reported a record number of cases as a result of the spread of the Indian variant and there is a possibility that Libya may close its land and air borders to the country. Libya and Tunisia are closely interlinked and any re-closure would hit both struggling economies.


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