KOMPAS.com - Indonesia received 10 million doses of Covid-19 bulk vaccine from China’s Sinovac Sunday, June 20, bringing the total doses of vaccines to 91 million since the first batch arrived on December 6, 2020.
As tourism across the globe is suffering due to the Covid-19, five Indonesian hotels in Bali and Jakarta have been ranked among the top 25 Hotels in Asia at the 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. Hopefully, this award will help promote tourism in Indonesia to gradually bounce back.
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Indonesia Receive Another Batch of 10 Million Doses of Covid-19 Bulk Vaccine from China’s Sinovac
Indonesia received 10 million doses of Covid-19 bulk vaccine from China’s Sinovac Sunday, June 20, bringing the total doses of vaccines to 91 million since the first batch arrived on December 6, 2020.
“Today we received another 10 million doses of Covid-19 bulk vaccine. With this shipment, we had received a total of 91 million doses of bulk vaccine to be further processed into ready-to-use vaccines,” said secretary general of the Health Ministry Oscar Primadi on Sunday.
Oscar said the government will continue to bring vaccines into the country to secure 426.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. He said efforts to bring in the Covid-19 vaccine must be done in bilateral and non-bilateral approaches as well as exploring homegrown vaccines.
“With this shipment, we continue to distribute the vaccines and undergo the nationwide vaccination program so that it will run well,” said Oscar.
Besides Sinovac Biotech Ltd, Indonesia also received the Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinopharm and AstraZeneca under the COVAX program, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and GAVI vaccine alliance to provide vaccines to poor and middle-income countries.