“The JAD militants were involved in a series of church bombings in the Philippine city of Jolo in January 2019 and August 2020, which killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds of others.
Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Must Be Done Less than 12 Months, Jokowi Tells
President Joko Widodo urged his officials to carry out a mass inoculation program of the Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia next week.
Popularly known as Jokowi, the President said the country hopes to complete the mass vaccination program in three and a half year, along with the rest of the word.
While Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the mass Covid-19 vaccination in the “country could be done in 15 months”, the President challenged him to get it done “in less than year”.
“We hope that with the mass vaccination program, we will be able to contain the spread of the Covid-19,” he said. The Covid-19 jab drive is scheduled to take place in the second week of this month.
The vaccines will initially be given to healthcare workers like doctors and nurses, followed by the military and police, then educators. Then, the general public will be vaccinated at the last batch.
Nonetheless, the President called “on the people to remain vigilant, follow health protocols like wearing masks, washing hands, refrain from going to crowded places and maintain physical distancing.”