Target of 2 mln daily vaccinations can be achieved: Prabowo

Target of 2 mln daily vaccinations can be achieved: Prabowo

National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo reviewing vaccinations at the WOW Sport Club Citra Raya in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday (September 21, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-Divisi Humas Polri/am)

If a new variant emerges, there will be an additional 3.9 million COVID-19 cases in Indonesia
Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo believes the daily vaccination target of two million doses is could be achieved soon through the simultaneous organization of mass vaccinations in several parts of Indonesia, an official said.

“The National Police chief mentioned the daily vaccination target of two million doses set by the President can be achieved through mass simultaneous vaccination,” chief of the information, documentation and information and data management section in the public relations division of the National Police, Senior Commissioner Tjahyono Saputro, said on Wednesday.

By setting a clear target for vaccinations and implementing the vaccination program consistently, Indonesia has made it to the top ten countries in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccinations, as of August 12, 2021, he noted.

According to the latest data, Indonesia has administered 79.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, making it the best-performing country in Southeast Asia in terms of coronavirus vaccinations, he said.

However, the National Police chief has urged the public to remain vigilant since positive case spikes may happen any time in the absence of adherence to health protocols, he added.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has predicted that Indonesia will record 1.9 million positive cases in 2022 when COVID-19 becomes endemic. The positivity rate will worsen if a new variant of COVID-19 emerges in the country, he said.

"If a new variant emerges, there will be an additional 3.9 million COVID-19 cases in Indonesia,” he projected.


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