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President Joko Widodo Becomes First Indonesian to Receive Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine

Indonesian President Joko Widodo

After the president, the Indonesian army chief, the nationwide police chief and the Health Minister, amongst others, have been additionally vaccinated.

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  • Last Updated: January 14, 2021, 07:38 IST
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo acquired the Covid-19 vaccine shot developed by China’s biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech.

The president, broadly generally known as Jokowi, is the primary Indonesian vaccinated to point out that the vaccine is protected, Xinhua information company reported on Wednesday.

After the president, the Indonesian army chief, the nationwide police chief and the Health Minister, amongst others, have been additionally vaccinated.

Indonesia, by means of its Food and Drug Control Agency (BPOM), on Monday authorised Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine to be used.

The company issued an emergency use authorization for the vaccine after interim outcomes of its late-stage trials within the nation which confirmed an efficacy charge of 65.three per cent.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Indonesia had recorded a complete of 846,765 Covid-19 infections, in response to the Health Ministry.

The virus has claimed greater than 24,000 lives throughout the the nation, the ministry stated.

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