Jakarta: The National Covid-19 Handling Task Force on Thursday confirmed 4,411 new coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) cases, bringing the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases to 349,160.
Based on data from the Ministry of Heath, in the past 24 hours, the total number of recovered covid-19 patients was up by 5,810 to 273,661, while the official covid-19 death toll rose by 112 to 12,268.
On Wednesday, an Indonesian delegation held a meeting with the representatives of British multinational biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to discuss a possible covid-19 vaccine cooperation.
"The meeting with AstraZeneca especially discussed about the commitment to procure vaccine," said Minister Retno during a virtual press briefing on Wednesday evening.
"Indonesia conveyed its intention to procure 100 million dosages of vaccine for 2021," Indonesia's top diplomat stated.
The Indonesian delegation consists of Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir as well as high-ranking officials from the SOEs Ministry and the Health Ministry.
After the meeting, witnessed by Minister Retno and other Indonesian high-ranking officials, the Health Ministry and AstraZeneca signed a letter of intent (LoI) on the planned procurement of covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca by the Indonesian Government.