News & Analysis: Libya

UNICEF: COVID-19 infections in Libya is on the rise

“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the number of COVID-19 infections in Libya is on the rise.”

via Libya Observer

More than five million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to arrive in Libya

“Over 71,340 Libyan people have been vaccinated so far, more than 10% of those registered in the vaccination system.”

via Libya Observer

Libya strikes deal with Johnson & Johnson to supply 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

“According to Al-Bakoush, the medical staff alone needs nearly 455,000 doses, in addition to about 400,000 citizens over the age of 60, and more than 700,000 who have chronic diseases.”

via Libya Observer

Libya strikes deal with “Johnson & Johnson” to supply 500 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine

“The head of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Combat COVID-19 confirmed that the committee contracted with Johnson & Johnson to supply 500,000 doses of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.”

via Libya Observer

OCHA: Libya with highest COVID-19 reproduction rate in North Africa

“The report indicated that out of every 1,000 people in Libya, 13 have had COVID-19, which is the most critical rate in the region.”

via Libya Observer

Libya: Sayala calls for stepping up tailored COVID-19 response

“The Libyan mission to the United Nations participated in the 31st Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Muhammad Sayala expressed hope that the convening of this special session would contribute to strengthening international solidarity, cooperation, and unit efforts towards confronting the epidemic.”

via Libya Observer

Libya to buy Coronavirus vaccine

“The Head of the Supreme Advisory Committee to Combat Coronavirus, Khalifa Al-Bakoush, said on Sunday that the committee, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, has already begun to take all the procedures to obtain 6,000 Coronavirus vaccines.”

via Libya Observer

Highest daily toll recorded of coronavirus victims since its appearance in Libya

“The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Sunday that the highest number of daily infections with the Coronavirus has been recorded, reaching 1639 new infections with an excess of half the cases recorded in Tripoli.”

via Libya Observer

COVID-19 quarantine chambers set up at Libyan-Tunisian border

“At Libya’s Ras Ejder border crossing with Tunisia, COVID-19 quarantine chambers have been set up in preparation for the reopening of the border. A total of eight prefabricated chambers have been set up at the border for those suspected of being infected with COVID-19.”

via Xinhua News

Libya reports 1,159 new COVID-19 cases

“The Center for Disease Control of Libya reported 1,159 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to nearly 50,000. The center launched a telemedical consultation program to link Libyan medical consultants in the United States with medical consultants at quarantine centers in Libya.”

via CGTN