Libya’s FDCC releases 500 thousand doses of Sputnik V

Libya's Food and Drug Control Center releases half a million doses of Sputnik V to be delivered to the public after finding that doses meet the correct standards and are viable for human consumption

The FDCC withheld the doses to test them and see if they fit the criteria and standards to be safely distributed to Libyans. [Photo: MoH]
According to the Food and Drug Control Center, shipments of the Sputnik V vaccine, estimated at half a million doses, were released today after being tested and evaluated. 

The cargo was subjected to laboratory processes by the Centre’s pharmaceutical control laboratories, including physical, chemical, and microbiological examination, the findings of which proved that it matched requirements and was safe for human consumption.

The shipment of 500,000 doses of Sputnik V anti-Coronavirus vaccinations landed by plane at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on the 19th of this month, according to the Ministry of Health.

Overall, this is the ninth shipment of vaccinations delivered to Libya, and the fifth batch of Sputnik V vaccines to arrive in the north African country, bringing the total quantity of vaccines delivered to 1.2 million doses.

Due to an increasingly concerning epidemiological situation, Libya’s Government of National Unity announced today that it will be imposing a lockdown on the country’s most populated areas for two weeks, from 6 P.M to 6 A.M starting tomorrow, July 27th.

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