On Wednesday, the media official for the Scientific Advisory Committee to Combat Coronavirus, Mohamed Al-Rabti, denied what was reported that the committee signs a contract to purchase 6,000 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine, confirming that the quantity in the contract will be announced later.
Al-Rabti confirmed, in a statement to Arraed, that Libya’s share of the vaccine will be for 20% of the population as a first payment based on an agreement with the World Health Organization, to ensure the purchase of an effective vaccine, it is expected to arrive at the beginning of the new year, and the rest will be delivered on stages.
In a related context, Al-Rabti explained that the committee will not resort to the lockdown decision except in the event that there is an increase in the registration of cases of infection, and we are currently working on awareness-raising and training of medical personnel, and the lockdown will be an alternative in case awareness fails.
Al-Rabti stated that Libya is still in the fourth level of the spread of the Corona virus, but not all municipalities meet this level, indicating that they are currently working to equip the 99 isolation centers, and to operate them to face another wave of the virus in the winter season.
It is worth noting that the cumulative number of injuries recorded in Libya reached 79,797, 27,758 active cases, 50,914 recoveries, and 1,125 deaths.