Jakarta chalks up 4.5 million COVID-19 jabs

Jakarta chalks up 4.5 million COVID-19 jabs

Jakarta deputy governor Riza Patria observed the vaccination of residents at a mall in Slipi Jaya building, West Jakarta on Friday. (ANTARA/Yogi Rachman)

There are several reasons for the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, including the Eid al-Fitr mudik.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta provincial government has administered 4,574,139 COVID-19 shots to local residents as of Thursday under the first and second phases of the national vaccination program, Jakarta deputy governor Riza Patria said.

 

“In total, 4,574,139 doses have been administered as of 9 p.m. (local time) yesterday. The figure comprises 2,728,441 first doses and 1,845,698 second doses,” he said after observing the inoculation of residents at a mall in Slipi Jaya building in West Jakarta on Friday.

 

He said the Jakarta provincial government fully supports the central government's vaccination program targeting residents aged 18 years and above and micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs.

 

He said 481 residents aged 18 years and above and 1,300 micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs were administered COVID-19 jabs at Slipi Jaya in the past three days..

 

The Jakarta administration is aiming to vaccinate 8,815,157 people against the coronavirus by the end of this year to curb the spread of COVID-19, Patria said.

 

"Admittedly, the number of COVID-19 cases in the capital has increased in the past few days. Today, the number reached 2,098," he noted.

 

While the COVID-19 recovery rate is still high at 95.4 percent, the mortality rate has been recorded at 1.7 percent, he added.

 

The initial spike in COVID-19 cases in the capital city was fueled by the Eid al-Fitr mudik (homecoming exodus) during the long holidays in May, 2021, Patria pointed out.

 

"There are several reasons for the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, including the Eid al-Fitr mudik," he said.

 

The deputy governor revealed that other contributing factors that led to the spike were high levels of public interactions and activities within and outside the city as well as the arrival of foreign citizens in Indonesia.

 

"This is because it (entry) has been opened for those who have come from abroad in the last few weeks," he said. (INE)


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