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Indonesia receives first coronavirus vaccine from China's Sinovac

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia received its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from China on Sunday, President Joko Widodo said.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

He added that the government plans to receive another 1.8 million doses in early January.

The vaccine still needs to be evaluated by the country’s food and drug agency (BPOM) while his administration continues to prepare for distributing the vaccine across the vast archipelago of 270 million people, Jokowi said.

“We have been preparing for months through simulations in several provinces and I am sure that once it is decided that we can begin the vaccination, everything will be ready,” he said.


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