Indonesia reports only 176 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Monday (Nov 29)


A man walks past a coronavirus-themed mural in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other versions of the virus. The words read "Come on, fight together, COVID." - AP

JAKARTA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua): Indonesia on Monday confirmed 176 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 4,256,112, according to the country's Health Ministry.

The ministry reported that the death toll from the virus in the country rose by 11 to 143,819, while 419 more people recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,104,333.

Indonesia started mass Covid-19 vaccinations on Jan. 13 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

More than 138.90 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 94.75 million have taken the second doses.

Indonesia has so far administered over 234.88 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

The Indonesian government aims to vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country. - Xinhua

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