Indonesia Deploys 83,566 Police, Army Personnel To Escort COVID-19 Vaccine

JAKARTA, Jan 6 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesia deployed 83,566 police and army personnel, to escort the COVID-19 vaccine, since its arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, for delivery to the state vaccine manufacturing company, Biofarma, in West Java and distribution to various regions, a police officer said.

Police spokesman, Brig. Gen. Rusdi Hartono said, the escort was part of a joint operation among personnel of the army, the police and other relevant institutions, to keep health protocols and make the national vaccination programme a success.

Indonesia start the vaccination programme on Jan 13, with a target of 181.5 million people until next year.

The first period of vaccination will be from Jan to Apr, for inoculating 1.3 million medical workers, 17.4 million public workers, and 21.5 million elderly people.

The second period will run from Apr, 2021 to Mar, 2022 for 63.9 million vulnerable people, and 77.4 million others.– NNN-ANTARA