More made-in-China vaccines arrive in Indonesia as Covid-19 cases almost reaching 1.9 million

A man receives the Sinovac vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during an immunisation session for bus drivers in Banda Aceh on June 11, 2021. - AFP

JAKARTA, June 11 (Xinhua): Indonesia on Friday received another batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses from Chinese firm Sinopharm for use in a private vaccination program.

With the arrival of the vaccine, Indonesia now has about two million doses of vaccine used for the so-called "Gotong Royong" (mutual cooperation) private vaccination scheme.

The Indonesian government has so far secured 94.7 million doses of vaccines from various producers. It aims to vaccinate 181.5 million people by next year. More than 11 million people in the country have received two shots of vaccines until Friday.

The world's fourth most populous country has recorded 1.89 million coronavirus infections and 52,566 deaths since the COovid-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 8,083 within one day to 1,894,025, with the death toll adding by 193 to 52,566, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

According to the ministry, 6,230 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,735,144.

The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

Specifically, within the past 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 2,293 new cases, West Java 1,302, Central Java 1,026, East Java 441 and Yogyakarta 417. - Xinhua
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