Mon, 17 Jan 2022

JAKARTA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia on Thursday confirmed 311 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 4,256,998, according to the country's health ministry.

The ministry reported that the death toll from the virus in the country rose by 10 to 143,850, while 388 more people recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,105,352.

Indonesia's Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said in a press conference on Thursday that taking into account the increasing number of countries detecting the Omicron variant, the quarantine period for foreigners and Indonesian citizens traveling abroad will be increased to 10 days from the previous 7 days, which will take effect from Dec. 3.

Indonesia started mass COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan. 13 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

More than 140.88 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 97.31 million have taken the second doses.

Indonesia has so far administered over 239.42 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

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