"Until the end of this April, more employees of PT Angkasa Pura I will have received the shots of the COVID-19 vaccine," the aiport operator's president director, Faik Fahmi, remarked.
The vaccine recipients comprise the company's front liners, including those serving airport customers, Fahmi noted in a statement that ANTARA quoted here Saturday.
PT Angkasa Pura I manages the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Juanda International Airport, Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport, and Frans Kaisiepo International Airport.
Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Syamsudin Noor International Airport, Achmad Yani International Airport, Adisucipto International Airport, Adisumarmo International Airport, Lombok International Airport, Pattimura International Airport, El Tari International Airport, Yogyakarta International Airport, and Sentani International Airport are also managed by PT Angkasa Pura I.
Fahmi noted that his employees' participation in the government's national vaccination program had demonstrated the company's seriousness in aiding to expedite the implementation of the program and restore public confidence in its airport services.
The company, so far, has 9,456 employees of which 76 percent were inoculated, he confirmed.
Indonesia has been making all-out efforts to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since March last year.
To contain the spread of the lethal virus, the government has rolled out a nationwide vaccination program since January 13 this year.
The Health Ministry pegs the vaccination of 181.5 million people under the national program to take 15 months.
The time frame for conducting the vaccination extends from January 2021 to March 2022.
During that period, the government is targeting to inoculate some 181.5 million people, comprising 1.3 million paramedics and 17.4 million public sector workers in 34 provinces.
The first phase of the government's immunization program is segregated into two periods: January-April 2021 and April 2021-March 2022.
As of April 30, 2021, the number of COVID-19 vaccine recipients for the second shots had reached 7,629,859, while 12,385,886 had received the first shots, according to the health ministry’s data.
Even amid vaccine rollouts, Indonesia has been grappling from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled nations worldwide.
Indonesia’s public health and economy have been dealt a major blow from the coronavirus disease crisis, with some sectors, including travel and tourism, been battered by the pandemic.
To revive the tourism sector, the Indonesian government is eyeing to apply a travel bubble scheme with some countries.
In the first stage of its implementation, the Indonesia-Singapore travel corridor will officially open to enable travel for people between Singapore and Bintan, Riau Islands.
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