“This is done to protect children from illnesses that can be prevented by vaccines, such as polio, smallpox or chickenpox,” she added.
“Second, immunization at public health centers and other health facilities have to abide by the policies of provincial administrations.
“Third, immunization for illnesses, including their reports, must be optimized. And fourth, health protocols must be obeyed, including standing 1.5 meters from one another.”
A surging death toll
Meanwhile, Indonesia recorded a new single day death toll, with 71 dead from Covid-19.
“This has increased the death rate to 2,876 people,” said Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Achmad Yurianto. The number of dead over a single day exceeded the previous record of 64 on June 15.
“The number of [Covid-19] cases also increased by 1,293 people to stand at 56,385 cases. East Java noted the most new cases with 331, followed by DKI Jakarta with 190.”
On the upside, Achmad noted that the number of recoveries from Covid-19 currently stands at 24,806. Indonesia’s 56,385 cases are the most in ASEAN, surpassing Singapore’s 43,907 cases.
(Writers: Dian Erika Nugraheny, Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Fitria Chusna Farisa | Editors: Diamanty Meiliana, Bayu Galih)
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