France stands with Indonesia in persevering with its struggle towards COVID-19
Jakarta (ANTARA) – As many as 358,700 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Indonesia from France on Friday as a type of help from the French nation for dealing with COVID-19 in Indonesia.
In a written assertion, the French Embassy in Jakarta famous that the primary cargo was a part of the full of three million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be donated to Indonesia by the COVAX mechanism.
“France stands with Indonesia in persevering with its struggle towards COVID-19,” the French Embassy famous in a press release.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron had reminded that developed nations should successfully and proactively partake in efforts to include the pandemic. In February, President Macron known as on his companions from the G7, G20, and the European Union to share among the vaccine doses obtained with the 92 low- and middle-income nations which are a part of the COVAX AMC.
A yr in the past, the COVAX facility was established with the help of France to make sure equitable entry to vaccines towards COVID-19 for international good of the general public. Below the COVAX facility, 137 nations worldwide have obtained over 156 million doses of the vaccine till now.
Amid the pandemic, the Indonesian authorities has been cooperating with a number of nations in securing vaccine provides. Not too long ago, on Wednesday, Indonesia obtained 500 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Australian authorities beneath a bilateral vaccine-sharing mechanism as a part of the 51st batch of vaccine shipments.
In a bid to stem the unfold of COVID-19, the Indonesian authorities has commenced a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. In response to the Well being Ministry, the nation is at present focusing on to extend the speed of COVID-19 vaccinations to 2.5 million per day in September this yr.
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