I want to categorical our gratitude to the UK authorities for sharing a portion of their COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indonesia
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia has acquired 243,440 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from the UK authorities as an expression of its solidarity and world cooperation on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want to categorical our gratitude to the UK authorities for sharing a portion of their COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indonesia,” International Minister Retno Marsudi stated in a written assertion launched by the Communication and Informatics Ministry right here on Friday.
The present vaccine arrival is the second, because the UK authorities earlier had donated round 620 thousand vaccine doses for Indonesia on August 2, 2021, she knowledgeable.
Indonesia reiterates its agency assist for world cooperation for dealing with the pandemic by the vaccine dose-sharing scheme, the overseas minister stated.
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She additionally lauded the UK authorities’s determination to rescind Indonesia from its COVID-19 crimson checklist, saying it’s proof of world confidence within the enhancing pandemic scenario in Indonesia.
The choice to take away Indonesia from the UK crimson checklist adopted a current assembly between the Indonesian and the UK overseas ministers throughout the UN Common Meeting session on the finish of September, Marsudi stated.
The spirit of solidarity and collaboration amongst international locations on this planet is vital to addressing the well being disaster, she added.
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With the arrival of the 86th vaccine batch, Indonesia has obtained a complete of 278,527,220 vaccine doses, each within the type of completed merchandise and bulk, she famous.
“The newest vaccine doses’ arrival additional secured our vaccine shares as the federal government aimed for 70 p.c nationwide vaccination protection on the finish of 2021. As of October 8, 2021, round 46.52 p.c of the nationwide inhabitants has acquired the primary vaccine dose and 26.49 p.c of the inhabitants has accomplished their vaccine doses,” the minister stated.
Residents ought to proceed to abide by the well being protocol as the federal government continues to expedite the vaccination effort, she added.
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