January 13, 2021, 03.41 AM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo will practice what he preaches about mass vaccinations to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, as he will become the first man in Indonesia to receive the vaccine.

Indonesian investigators trying to find the causes behind the crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ 182 have managed a break, after they found the plane’s black box with the 737-500’s flight data recorder.

But their work is far from done, as they need to find the other black box with the Cockpit Voice Recorder or CVR.

And the Jasa Raharja travel insurance company is preparing to compensate the next of kin among the passengers and crew of Flight SJ 182.

Read on for these and other stories, as curated by our editors.

President Joko Widodo delivers a virtual commencement speech for graduates of Brawijaya University on Tuesday, (5/1/2020)KOMPAS.COM/ANDI HARTIK President Joko Widodo delivers a virtual commencement speech for graduates of Brawijaya University on Tuesday, (5/1/2020)

Indonesian President Jokowi to be Vaccinated on Live Television

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is set to lead the way for mass vaccinations in Indonesia, as he is scheduled to be vaccinated with Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, January 13.

“As the recipient of the first ever [Covid-19] vaccination [in Indonesia], the President’s vaccination will be broadcast on live streaming,” Presidential Secretariat Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Bey Machmudin said to Kompas.com on Tuesday, January 12.

The vaccinations comes after the Food and Drug Agency or BPOM officially issued the Emergency Use Authorization for the Sinovac vaccines, which are manufactured in collaboration with state owned Indonesian pharmaceutical company Biofarma.

BPOM head Penny Lukito noted that the vaccines met safety and efficacy rates. “Tests for the vaccine carried out at Biofarma’s facilities in Bandung, West Java, showed it has an efficacy rate of 65.3 percent,” she said.


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