JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has set a target of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by the end of 2021 to stem the spread of Covid-19.
All 34 provinces are also expected to achieve the same target, including the West Nusa Tenggara province that is scheduled to host the 2021 World Superbike, Indonesia Grand Prix in Mandalika International Street Circuit.
“We hope that at least 70 percent of the population in all provinces will get vaccinated by the end of the year. Hopefully, the residents living near the venue will get vaccinated before the event starts,” said the President, who is popularly known by Jokowi, on Tuesday, September 7.
An official from the West Nusa Tenggara province expressed readiness to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination program. The target is to administer 15,000 doses per day as part of the efforts to support the smooth running of the World Superbike. “We are ready and we are committed to supporting the vaccination program together with the Indonesian military, police, government, health care workers. Our 500 health facilities are ready to be used,” said the official.
Jokowi urged all relevant parties to speed up the mass vaccination program to contain the transmission of the coronavirus in Indonesia. An official from Palangkaraya city said that the Covid-19 jab drive in the Central Kalimantan continues to take place by dividing the vaccination centers into three zones in Das Barito, Palangkaraya, and Kotawaringin.
The official said that the vaccination program in Central Kalimantan continues to increase in collaboration between the police and the health care workers.
“The program is supported by the local administration, the military, the parliament, the provincial intelligence bureaus, and the port health office. We make use of the mass vaccination program,” the official said.
(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Icha Rastika)