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
Total number of Coronavirus cases
Total number of recovered cases
Total number of active cases
Total number of deaths
Total number of tests conducted over last 24 hours
Total rate of infection
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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