Categories
Infectious Diseases and One Health

Indonesia has taken delivery of 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China.

Indonesia president announced on Sunday that the country has taken delivery of COVID-19 vaccine from China.

Indonesia announced on Sunday 6th December 2020 that it has taken delivery of 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech Limited, Reuters has reported

The online news network, Reuters, quoted Indonesian president, Joko Widodo as saying that the country also planned to take additional 1.8 million doses in January.

China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine has been undergoing testing in Indonesia since August 2020.

According to Jokowi, as the Indonesian president is often called, the government is also expected to take a delivery of raw materials to make 15 million doses of the vaccine before the end of December.

Meanwhile, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could ship to Canada within 24 hours of approval, an official of BioNTech has told CNBC News.

The official said using UK as an example, where the COVID-19 vaccines vaccines were shipped within 24 hours of approval, that nothing less was expected of Canada, which is already poised to approve the vaccine soon.

Got a story? Share with us.

AfricaHealthDesk is your platform. You can share activities of your organization, your hospital, your union or yourself with us - so long it is about health.

Also, if you are an Information Officer for your organization or the Press Officer of your ministry or the Public Relations Officer of your Union; if you are a doctor, a nurse or you belong to any other profession within the health sector and you want to create awareness about what is happening in your terrain, you are free to send your entries to us. We will be glad to publish your stories, your news, and your views.

If you belong to a Civil Society Organization, a Community-Based Organization or you are just a Concerned Citizen and you wish to tell us what bothers you in your domain or demand accountability about happenings in your settings, let us know.

Send all entries to africahealthdesk@gmail.com or editor@africahealthdesk.com.