Malta delivers 40,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines and test kits to Libya

By Sami Zaptia.

Malta sends 40,000 AstraZeneca vaccines and an equal number of test kits to Libya (Photo: Health Ministry).

London, 18 August 2021:

Malta sent 40,000 doses of AstraZeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines and an equal number of Rapid Antibody test kits which arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport yesterday. The process was conducted through close cooperation with the World Health Organization and Libya’s Health Ministry.

The Maltese consignment arrived on the same day as another consignment of 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at Mitiga from Greece. This makes it the fourth consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive in Libya.

Overall, it is the fourteenth consignment of vaccines to arrive in Libya. It brings the total number of the four brands (Sputnik V, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Sinovac/pharm) received in Libya to 3,638,652 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 ?
12 Oxford AstraZeneca 117,600 120821 Via Covax
13 Oxford AstraZeneca 200,000 170821 Via Greece
14 Oxford AstraZeneca 40,000 170821 Via Malta
Total: 3,638,652

 

Commenting on the delivery of the consignment, Malta’s Prime Minister Roberts Abela said ‘‘Malta remains committed in doing its part to support Libya in overcoming global challenges.’’

 

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