Jakarta police initiates mass vaccination drives in eight places

Jakarta police initiates mass vaccination drives in eight places

Jakarta police chief Insp.Gen. Fadil Imran observed a mass vaccination drive at JiExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on June 27, 2021. ANTARA/Mentari Dwi Gayati/trs.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta police announce on Sunday that it would conduct mass vaccination drives in eight places on Monday (June 28) to help the government achieve its target of vaccinating 7.5 million Jakartans until August this year.

To this end, for the sake of common good, Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran appealed to Jakartans to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination drives that would take place from 08:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. local time.

The vaccination drives that the Jakarta metropolitan police conduct amid the government's endeavors to flatten the COVID-19 curve is part of action programs for commemorating the National Police Day (Hari Bhayangkara) which falls on July 1.

Fadil Imran said he guaranteed the availability of vaccine stocks so that those wanting to get vaccinated on Monday could go to one of the following places:

1. The Jakarta police headquarters' health office on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No 55, South Jakarta.

2. Borobudur Hotel's Majapahit Room on Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan No 1, Central Jakarta.

3. Tzu Chi Center, Tower 2, Floor 6, BGIM, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Penjaringan, North Jakarta.

4. The Community Unit (RW) 20 office in Citra 2 Ext housing complex, Kalideres, West Jakarta.

5. The Cinta Kasih Tzu Chi School on Jalan Kamal Raya No 20, Cengkareng, West Jakarta.

6. Ex Live Space Lot 8 SCBD, Lot 8 SCBD, RT05/ RW03, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

7. The Al Hamid Putra Islamic Boarding School on Jalan Raya Cilangkap Baru RT07/ RW01, Cipayung,
East Jakarta.

8. Graha Ceger on Jalan Siun No 8A RT01/ RW05, Kelurahan Ceger, Cipayung, East Jakarta.

Over the past few weeks, Jakarta and several other provinces across Indonesia have witnessed a significant increase in new COVID-19 cases in the midst of ongoing vaccination drives.

Indonesia's daily coronavirus cases climbed by 21,095 on Saturday, taking the total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020 to 2,093,962.

Jakarta added the highest number of daily cases at 9,271, followed by West Java (3,787), Central Java (2,305), East Java (989), and Yogyakarta (782).

Only North Kalimantan reported no new cases, according to the government's COVID-19 Task Force.

In response to the alarming resurgence of cases, President Joko Widodo has highlighted the necessity for state institutions and all levels of government to be on the same wavelength.

The current situation that Indonesia is facing is still an extraordinary one and must be responded to with fast and appropriate policies, the President added.

Such a fast and appropriate response requires state institutions, the central government, and regional governments to be on the same frequency, he said on Friday.

The COVID-19 pandemic initially struck the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019 and thereafter spread across the world, including to nations in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Indonesian government announced the nation's first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020.

Since then, the central and regional governments have striven incessantly to flatten the nation's coronavirus curve by applying healthcare protocols and social restrictions.

As part of efforts to win the fight against COVID-19, the Indonesian government has also been conducting a nationwide vaccination program to contain infections since January 13, 2021.

Indonesia recently received 10 million doses of bulk vaccines from China's Sinovac.

As of June 20, 2021, the nation has received 104,728,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, comprising 94.5 million Sinovac vaccines, 8.228 million AstraZeneca vaccines, and 2 million Sinopharm vaccines.

The Indonesian Health Ministry has estimated that vaccinating the 181.5 million recipients targeted by the nationwide immunization program would take around 15 months.

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