Indonesia Government: 9 Million People will be vaccinated by Chinese Vaccine against Coronavirus in December
Overseas Network News on November 5th, the senior minister of the Indonesian government announced on the 4th that Indonesia plans to vaccinate 9 million people with an experimental vaccine developed by China in December.
According to news from CNN on the 4th, Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stated that vaccination “is likely to start in the third week of December 2020.”
Panjadantan said that the Indonesian government will vaccinate “9 million people in certain areas. We believe these areas have made a huge contribution to the handling of a large number of Coronavirus cases.
For example, in Jakarta, we believe that there are several areas where the statistics of Coronavirus cases Significant contribution, and (we will) give them some opportunities.”
The vaccination was carried out separately by a phase 3 clinical trial conducted in West Java by Sinovac Biotech and the Indonesian state-owned biotech company Bio Farma.
The Indonesian government said that the vaccination will allow the country to lift restrictions on the popular tourist destination Bali, which is scheduled to reopen in early 2021.
Panjietan said: “We are eager to see Bali become a green area. This is our goal. We are optimistic that Bali will become a green area early next year because we will start vaccination in the third week of December. “
Indonesian media reported in July this year that the Indonesian state-owned enterprise Bio Farma Technology Company and FK Unpad University and Sinovac from China will conduct clinical trials of Coronavirus vaccine in August 2021.
The goal is to complete the clinical trial by January 2021. The person in charge of Bio Farma revealed that after the test is completed, Bio Farma will produce 40 million doses in the first phase, and 250 million doses will be added later.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, Indonesia has recorded 421,731 cases of Coronavirus and 14,259 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.