On December 6th, local time, vaccines from China arrived in Indonesia
Reuters quoted Indonesian President Joko Widodo as saying that Indonesia received the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from China on the 6th local time. According to the report, the Indonesian government is preparing to carry out a large-scale vaccination program.
At an online briefing that day, Joko said that he had received 1.2 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine from China. It is reported that Indonesia has been testing the vaccine since August. Zoko also said that the vaccine still needs to be evaluated by the Indonesian Food and Drug Administration (BPOM), while the government is still preparing to distribute the vaccine in this country with a population of 270 million.
Zoko added that the Indonesian government plans to receive another 1.8 million doses of vaccine early next January. In addition, Zoko revealed that Indonesia is expected to receive raw materials for the production of 15 million doses of vaccine this month and 30 million doses of materials next month.
Reuters mentioned that Indonesia has seen an increase in new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in a single day in recent weeks. As of 9:00 a.m. Beijing time on the 7th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia reached 575,796 and the number of deaths was 17,740.