800,000 doses of Sinopharm anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrive in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia.

A consignment of 800,000 Sinovac/pharm vaccines have arrived in Tripoli (Photo: Gavi Vaccine Alliance).

London, 5 August 2021:

A consignment of 800,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac/pharm anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrived in Tripoli yesterday. The consignment, the eleventh, had been heralded by the Prime Minister and the Health Minister last Monday upon the arrival of the first part of this consignment of 1.2 million doses.

Vaccine arrivals in Libya

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 ?
9 Sputnik V 500,000 190721 ?
10 Sinovac/pharm 1,200,000 020821 ?
11 Sinovac/pharm 800,000 040821 ?
Total: 3,281,052


This latest consignment of vaccinations brings the total number of the four brands (Sputnik V, Astra Zeneka, Pfizer and Sinovav/pharm) received in Libya to 3,281,052 doses.

Another 500,000 doses arriving

Another 500,000 doses of other branded vaccines (250,000 each of Pfizer and of Astra Zeneca) are also expected soon, which would take the grand total to 3.78 million doses.

Libya has ordered 12 million doses

Libya had announced it had ordered a total of 12 million doses for its population of 6.9 million people. The vaccine is available to non-national residents and illegal migrants too.

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 737,417
Total number of Coronavirus cases 262,948
Total number of recovered cases 196,714
Total number of active cases 62,571
Total number of deaths 3,398
Total number of tests conducted over last 24 hours 9,425
Rate of infection 21. percent


Public urged to get vaccinated

The public have now been urged to go and get vaccinated at over 430 nationwide vaccination centres to mitigate the pandemic and as a national duty. Unlike previously, they now no longer need to be registered on the Health Ministry’s online system.

Education suspended for another week

The government has also suspended all levels of education in western Libya for another week – to coincide with the 6pm to 6am lockdown.

Lockdown effect

The Coronavirus infection rate in Libya has now dropped from a high of 68 percent to 21 percent according to the latest statistics reported by the NCDC today. The government puts this down to the partial lockdown announced last week.



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