People register information for receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination center in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 11, 2021. Libya's Ministry of Health on Wednesday opened the country's largest COVID-19 vaccination center in the capital Tripoli. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)
TRIPOLI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Ministry of Health on Wednesday opened the country's largest COVID-19 vaccination center in the capital Tripoli.
The center was established inside a sports complex in Tripoli and contains some 60 vaccination stations.
Elizabeth Hoff, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Libya, praised the establishment of the center and confirmed the WHO's continued support for the Ministry of Health to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Libyan government recently launched an "exceptional" vaccination campaign against COVID-19, where people above the age of 18, whether Libyans or foreigners, can simply go to temporary vaccination centers to get vaccinated.
According to the National Center for Disease Control, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya stands at 274,453, including 202,080 recoveries and 3,811 deaths. Enditem