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Indonesia: COVID-19 Response Update (as of 31 August 2020)

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As of 31 August, the Government of Indonesia has announced 174,796 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all provinces of the country, with 7,417 deaths. The Government has also announced that 125,959 people have recovered from the illness.

The President of Indonesia made a statement that 20-30 million COVID-19 vaccines would be available by the end of 2020, and the number would reach 290 million by the end of 2021; the vaccines will originate both from imports and domestic production. The government is preparing a regulation for the procurement of the vaccine and the implementation of the vaccination. In the regulation, the Ministry of Health would determine the type and quantity of vaccines needed, criteria and prioritization of recipients, and standards for vaccination services. Vaccines may be procured through State-own enterprises, companies, or in collaboration with international institutions, while the vaccination will be carried out by the Ministry of Health, and will involve Ministries / Agencies, local governments, and professional / community organizations.

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