Dbeibeh: Vaccination to be mandatory

Dbeibeh: Vaccination to be mandatory

500 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine are to due to arrive in Libya this week, while two million others are expected to arrive soon, announced Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Saturday.

The PM of the Government of National Unity held a meeting yesterday with Health Minister Ali Zanati, in which the two reviewed the epidemiological situation in the country.

During the meeting, Dbeibeh said the doses arriving this week include 250 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, and 250 thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine.

He revealed that his government would use strict measures to ensure increase of vaccination rate in the country, including making it a mandatory procedure for traveling and seeking health services.

“We will impose the vaccine on all Libyans,” said the Libyan premier. “There would be no travel without it, and no patient will be treated in hospitals unless he or she is vaccinated.”