More than 13mn Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines Injected; Indonesia at Number 8

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  • A vendor receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as Indonesia drives mass vaccination program for vendors at the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    A vendor receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as Indonesia drives mass vaccination program for vendors at the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that 13.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been injected into Indonesians as of April 6, 2021. The vaccination capacity reaches 500,000 injections per day.

    "This number puts Indonesia in eighth place in the world. In terms of injections carried out by non-vaccine producing countries, Indonesia is in fourth place in the world," he said in Jakarta, Wednesday, April 7.

    Indonesia's percentage of cases cured is now at 89.9 percent, higher than the global average of 80.5 percent. This shows that the micro-scale restrictions or PPKM Mikro imposed by the government has been quite effective in reducing transmission rate.

    Airlangga claims that Indonesia is handling Covid-19 relatively better than other countries in the world.

    This, he said, is seen from the percentage of active cases, which had decreased to a single digit of 7.4 percent. The number is lower than the global average, which stood at 17.3 percent as of April 6, 2021.

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