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Erick Thohir Claims the Covid-19 Transmission Rate Dropped Drastically After Vaccination

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Minister of State Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir said, currently the Covid-19 vaccination program is being implemented. In the first stage, the injection of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Sinovac was given to health workers throughout Indonesia.

The former Inter Milan boss claims, numbers transmission of Covid-19 in Indonesia, it decreased after the injection of the Covid-19 vaccine to health workers.

“Reports from the field during our committee meeting led by the Coordinating Minister that after the health workers were injected, the transmission was on average 200 (cases) in a province or place, after the third week it dropped to 24 only. So the decline was very drastic, from 200 to only 15 percent, ”said Erick, Monday (8/2/2021).

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The Covid-19 vaccination in Indonesia has started since January 13, 2021. The vaccination was first injected into President Joko Widodo.

For the first phase, vaccination is prioritized for health workers throughout the country. Recent data shows that there are about 900,000 out of 1.5 million health workers who have been injected with the vaccine.

It is targeted that the Covid-19 vaccination will reach 70 percent of Indonesia’s population or 182 million people within one year.

On that basis, he continued, the Ministry of BUMN has committed to supporting the government in the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination procurement program.

In addition, the Ministry of BUMN has also collaborated with the Ministry of Research and Technology, institutions, and universities in an effort to find the Red and White vaccine.

“We, the Ministry of BUMN, through Bio Farma, have collaborated with seven institutions, one of which is the Eijkman institution and six universities,” said Erick.

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