Gov't Claims Covid-19 Cases Drop as Millions Get Vaccinated

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  • Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono gave a press statement regarding the arrival of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival from Beijing at the Cargo Terminal at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. As many as 10 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in bulk form returned to Indonesia. , which will then be brought to Bio Farma to be produced. ANTARA PHOTOS / Muhammad Iqbal

    Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono gave a press statement regarding the arrival of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival from Beijing at the Cargo Terminal at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. As many as 10 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in bulk form returned to Indonesia. , which will then be brought to Bio Farma to be produced. ANTARA PHOTOS / Muhammad Iqbal

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Deputy Minister of Health stated in a press conference on Thursday, March 25, 2021, that there have been six million Indonesians vaccinated for Covid-19 in the first phase. Three million of them have already received their second vaccine shots. 

    Deputy Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono, said in the press conference that "9 million vaccines were rolled out in the vaccination movement to this day," said Harbuwono on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

    The Covid-19 handling task force recorded that 5,978,251 people have been vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination while 2,709,545 people have received their second vaccine shots, which mostly consist of healthcare workers who were prioritized in the inaugural vaccination program. 

    Dante claimed that the government has achieved 100 percent vaccination coverage for healthcare workers. The deputy minister said that after an evaluation, they found a drop in the number of cases where healthcare workers were exposed to Covid-19. Dante also said that there has been a drop in the number of active cases in Indonesia. 

    Dante claimed that the hospital bed occupancy ratio for coronavirus cases has also dropped. Dante however, did not provide more detailed information.

    EGI ADYATAMA