Gov’t Secures 20 – 30 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine For This Year

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Agustus 2020
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Foreign Affairs Minister delivers a press statement after a limited meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (24/8). (Photo by: Rahmat/PR)

The Government has announced it has secured supplies of COVID-19 vaccine for this year and next year.

“Speaking about vaccine, there are two approaches that we are making at once, namely the short-term and long-term approaches that lead to self-sufficiency in vaccine being developed by our national team, namely the Red and White vaccine,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said Monday (24/8).

According to Retno, she and Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir – who helms the national economic and COVID-19 recovery committee – have conveyed the results of their visits to the People’s Republic of China and to the United Arab Emirates to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

The Government, she continued, is now focusing on fulfilling the short-term demands.

Retno also stated as many as 20 to 30 million doses vaccine have been secured for this year, between 80 and 130 million doses for the first quarter next year, and 210 million doses for the second to fourth quarters next year, making it a total of 290 million to 340 million doses for next year.

“Once again, the Government has secured 20 to 30 million doses of vaccine this year and 290 to 340 million doses of vaccine for next year,” she said. (FID/EN)



Translator: Muhardi
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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