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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Libya’s Tripoli

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Libya’s Tripoli

The Libyan people will get a chance to be vaccinated with the Russian jab Sputnik V. The first shipment of the anti-covid drug has arrived in Tripoli.

Libya welcomed the first shipment of 101,250 dozes of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, provided by the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Health Ali Zanati confirmed.

The health authorities have said that a vaccination campaign will begin soon and that he will be the first to receive the two-shot-jab. Zanati said that the country is expecting about one million doses of the vaccine on April 11, and the total number of vaccine Libya expects to receive is five million, The EastAfrican reports.

The medical staff treating Covid-19 patients inside isolation units will be the top priority for vaccination, followed by the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and then medical workers in different hospitals and medical centres, the top medical official added.

As of Thursday, Libya’s National Center for Disease Control has reported 162,294 of confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 149,238 recoveries and 2,737 deaths from the novel pathogen.