Libya’s PM stresses need to initiate COVID-19 vaccination campaign

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The newly-selected Prime Minister of Libya Abdul Hamid Dbeibah checks an exhibition stand during the National Conference on Coronavirus Pandemic in Tripoli, Libya, March 13, 2021. The conference kicked off here on Saturday with the aim of gathering medical and scientific experts that have been working against the pandemic in the country and discuss efforts against the epidemic. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

The newly-selected Prime Minister of Libya Abdul Hamid Dbeibah stressed on Saturday the need to initiate a vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly-selected Prime Minister of Libya Abdul Hamid Dbeibah checks an exhibition stand during the National Conference on Coronavirus Pandemic in Tripoli, Libya, March 13, 2021. The conference kicked off here on Saturday with the aim of gathering medical and scientific experts that have been working against the pandemic in the country and discuss efforts against the epidemic. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

Dbeibah made his remarks during the National Conference on Coronavirus Pandemic, which kicked off Saturday with the aim of gathering medical and scientific experts that have been working against the pandemic in the country and discuss efforts against the epidemic.

Dbeibah stressed importance of vaccinating the entire population in Libya, including migrants, regardless of legal residence status.

The new prime minister said that great effort was made and large amounts of money were spent by the authorities fighting the pandemic, but without good results.

Dbeibah called for more efforts to rise awareness against the virus.

According to the National Center for Disease Control, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 143,643, including 130,625 recoveries and 2,348 deaths.

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