Indonesian Traditional Market Traders to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in Stages

February 17, 2021, 03.10 PM
President Joko Widodo accompany by DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswesan and Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin reviewing the Covid-19 vaccination of Tanah Abang Market traders, Jakarta, on Wednesday, February 17. Kompas.com/Fitria Chusna FarisaPresident Joko Widodo accompany by DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswesan and Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin reviewing the Covid-19 vaccination of Tanah Abang Market traders, Jakarta, on Wednesday, February 17.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Wednesday that all traders in hundreds of traditional markets in Greater Jakarta will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in stages, expecting the initiative will be implemented in other provinces.    

"Alhamdulillah [Praise be to God] for the vaccination program in Tanah Abang Market. We will do similar to other markets in Jakarta," Budi said in a televised speech on February 17. 

"If I'm not mistaken there are 115 traditional markets in Greater Jakarta, and the program might serve as a model for other provinces," he added.  

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The Covid-19 jab drive in Tanah Abang Market, the biggest textile market in Southeast Asia, was already held for the second time. Budi said the Covid-19 vaccination in Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta would be open for the next five days.

He went on to say that 9,700 market traders in Tanah Abang have already been registered for the Covid-19 jab and the number is expected to continue to grow. 

“The initial data said there were 55,000 traders here, we were unsure about the exact number but we are open to provide the vaccines to all registered traders who operate their businesses here,” he said.

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Today's Covid-19 vaccination will target approximately 1,500 traders in the Tanah Abang market. These traders have previously been registered in the Pasar Jaya Census data.

Following the Covid-19 vaccine, the traders were not allowed to go home immediately because they needed to be observed by the health care workers.

(Writer: Haryanti Puspa Sari | Editor: Diamanty Meiliana)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/17/10395551/menkes-vaksinasi-covid-19-akan-dilakukan-bertahap-ke-semua-pasar-di 





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