Jakarta: The goverment's covid-19 task force today registered 1,815 new confirmed covid-19 cases, bringing the tally to 116,871.
From Tuesday noon to Wednesday noon, the total number of confirmed covid-19 recoveries increased by 1,839 to 73,889. Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths rose by 64 to 5,452.
The Government has announced that state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma is ready to produce 250 million doses of covid-19 vaccine per year by the end of this year.
According to Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir – who also helms the COVID-19 Mitigation and National Economic Recovery Working Committee – the company is also ready to hold phase 3 of clinical trials for covid-19 vaccine candidates developed in partnership with private Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech.
Bio Farma has been producing vaccines since 1890 and is trusted by more than 150 countries in producing 15 types of vaccines with a 75 percent market share of polio vaccines spread worldwide.
The company's products are halal (acceptable under Islamic law) and have been used in several Arab/Muslim majority countries.