Jakarta: Indonesia’s Covid-19 Handling Task Force on Thursday reported 9,039 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Indonesia to 1,252,685.
From Wednesday noon to Thursday noon, the total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country increased by 10,546 to 1,058,222.
Within the same period, Indonesia’s official covid-19 death toll was up by 181 to 33,969.
On Wednesday, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin who is currently 77 received his first jab of Sinovac’s covid-19 vaccine.
He is vaccinated in the vaccination batch two targeted to 21.5 million senior citizens aged 60 and above.
In the first batch, the Indonesian Government has rolled out vaccines to 1.46 million medical workers.
Participation of the Vice President in the vaccination program is expected to ensure the safety of vaccine for use on senior citizens to the public.
Earlier this month, the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Sinovac covid-19 vaccine for use on senior citizens.