Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has offered to be the first participant of the upcoming covid-19 vaccination program.
"What is the president's position. If I am allowed, I want to be the first. I am ready," said President Jokowi at Tanah Sareal Public Health Center, Bogor City, West Java Province, on Wednesday,
According to the President, five groups will be prioritized for vaccination when covid-19 vaccine is ready.
The first group includes health workers, military personnel, law enforcement officers and public service workers. The second group includes community leaders, including business leaders, religious leaders and local leaders. The third group includes education workers. The fourth group includes government workers and lawmakers at the national and local levels. Lastly, the fifth group includes recipients of Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) schemes.
Indonesia's Covid-19 Handling Task Force on Tuesday confirmed 3,807 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Indonesia to 474,455.
Based on data issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Health, from Monday noon to Tuesday noon, there were 3,193 recovered patients and 97 confirmed covid-19 deaths.
Meanwhile, as of Tuesday, the government has recorded 398,636 recovered patients and 15,393 confirmed covid-19 deaths.