He pointed out that positive global economic growth will depend on how countries around the world will deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“G20 countries must get behind efforts to increase production of the Covid-19 vaccine and equal access to them for all countries. Indonesia supports the TRIPS [Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights] Waiver to prevent and treat COVID-19,” Jokowi declared.
He added that Indonesia, as a G20 country, has decided to support post-sponsor proposal for the TRIPS Waiver, which would suspend intellectual property rights on vaccines in the WTO.
Indonesian Police Bust Illegal Covid-19 Vaccine Ring in North Sumatra Province
Police in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra has arrested four individuals in the provincial capital Medan for running an illegal Covid-19 vaccine ring that has been selling the vaccinations to the public.
North Sumatra Regional Police chief Inspector General Panca Putra Simanjuntak identified the suspects as three civil servants, whom he identified as IW, KS, and ASN, and SW, a property agent.
“IW is a doctor at the Tanjung Gusta Penitentiary, while KS is a doctor at the North Sumatra Health Service. ASN works alongside KS in the same office,” he said in a press conference Friday.
“The [North Sumatra Provincial Administration] entrusted IW vaccines with doses of the Sinovac vaccine to vaccinate the Tanjung Gusta [prison staff] and inmates, as he was the prison doctor.”