Success in pandemic handling hinges chiefly on vaccination pace

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed strong belief that the pace of COVID-19 vaccination would ascertain the success in handling the pandemic.

Regions, such as Jakarta, with a high population, public mobility, and interaction, will need vaccination to be conducted at a fast pace, Jokowi remarked during his visit to the Tanah Tinggi apartment in Central Jakarta on Monday to observe the COVID-19 vaccination.

Jokowi has outlined a daily target of 100 thousand COVID-19 jabs in Jakarta and inoculation of 7.5 million residents by the end of August.

“Public interaction in Jakarta is high and so is the public mobility. Hence, the pace of vaccination is the key,” he remarked.

Jokowi urged all stakeholders in the capital city to work jointly to achieve the target.

“This is an ambitious target, but we have to achieve it to build herd immunity,” he stressed.

The president highlighted the need to accord priority in the COVID-19 vaccination program to apartments is a densely populated area.

“You can imagine if one resident is infected, then it can spread very fast,” he stated.

Source: Antara News

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