Indonesia ranked ninth among nations for COVID-19 vaccination

Indonesia is ranked ninth among countries that have vaccinated their citizens against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto stated.

Indonesia is also ranked fourth in terms of inoculation conducted by the state rather than the vaccine producers, the minister noted in a written statement released on Wednesday.

Hartarto remarked that 15.6 million doses of the vaccine were administered to the public as of April 13, 2021.

Moreover, the minister pointed out that the country’s COVID-19 caseload was relatively lower than the global average owing to the implementation of the micro-scale social restrictions (PPKM) policy.

“The micro-scale social restrictions policy has proven effective (in stemming the transmission of COVID-19) owing to a downward trend in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in almost all provinces, including Jakarta,” he pointed out.

The percentage of active cases in Indonesia currently stands at 6.9 percent, well below the global average of 17.35 percent, the minister remarked.

The country’s recovery rate, recorded at 90.4 percent, is also higher than the global recovery rate of 80.46 percent, Hartarto stated.

The positive results achieved in handling the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the national economy that has begun to show signs of recovery, including in the sectors contributing to the gross domestic product, such as manufacturing, construction, and trade industries.

Meanwhile, several other sectors, such as information and communication technology, health, agriculture, and education, were still able to withstand the difficult situation and have clocked significant growth.

 

Source: Antara News

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