Libya Takes Delivery Of First Covid Vaccines
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Sun 04th April 2021 | 05:50 PM
Tripoli, April 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Apr, 2021 ) :Libya's interim prime minister on Sunday announced the arrival of the first batch of vaccines against Covid-19, as the war-torn country's crumbling health system struggles against a mounting caseload.
"I call on the Libyan people to sign up via the vaccine portal," he added, referring to a website launched by the North African country's authorities in early March ahead of the first deliveries.
The country has registered around 1,000 new cases per day in recent weeks, but the difficulty of obtaining a test means that the real numbers may be far higher.
Hospitals are often overcrowded and lacking in resources.
No lockdown measures are currently in place, and while masks are obligatory in public places, the measure is widely flouted.
Following an October ceasefire between warring powers in the east and west of the country, a new transitional government took office last month, with the aim of unifying Libya's divided institutions and organising December elections.