The Covid-19 vaccine injection program is planned to commence on January 13th, 2021. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan ensured that this shall be carried out as planned.
Luhut said vaccinations would be carried out simultaneously and he was sure this will be successful in suppressing the spread of the coronavirus over the next 3 months.
“While we will start the national vaccinations on Wednesday, it will be simultaneous, and in 3 months there will be a good impact,” said Luhut during a speech at the launching of the National Proud Movement of Indonesia on Monday (11/1/2021).
Before discussing the coronavirus vaccine, Luhut delivered a message to Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Okta Artha Ardhana Sukawati regarding the increase in cases in Bali due to the long vacation period. He reminded all parties that the implementation of PCR and rapid antigen tests should be increased.
“I hope Bali can recover. I discussed with Pak Oka (Deputy Governor of Bali) that Bali has these high numbers due to the impact of the long holiday and we entrust Mr. Oka will helping to tighten the monitoring of the implementation of PCR swab and rapid antigen tests,” said Luhut.
Luhut also said that the Bali Provincial Government must provide good quarantine locations. In addition, the health protocols regulated by the Ministry of Health must also be implemented properly.
“If this is taken seriously in all locations, we will contain and localize the Covid-19 virus,” said Luhut.