Indonesia’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Among Top 20 in the World
Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that Indonesia’s vaccination drive is the 11th highest in the world, with 24.84 million doses injected to the public.
”The momentum from this vaccination drive is vital in checking the number of Covid-19 cases, as the pandemic’s surge in India forced them to divert Covid-19 vaccine exports. This disrupted global vaccine supplies,” she said.
“The number of vaccinations slightly dipped during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan to less than 300 thousand daily doses. But now it is getting increased past that number.”
She added that responsible government policies did its part in keeping Covid-19 from surging out of control.
“Policies such as Micro-Scale Enforced Restriction of Community Activities [PPKM] and the ban on homecoming travel during the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri helped check the increase in Covid-19 cases.”
Sri Mulyani also urged the maintaining of disciplined measures such as health protocols of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing masks as well as testing, tracing and treating potential Covid-19 cases to keep their numbers from spreading out of control.