Mon, 17 Jan 2022

JAKARTA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia on Monday confirmed 454 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,266,649, according to the country's health ministry.

The ministry reported that the death toll from COVID-19 in the country rose by seven to 144,136, while 244 more people recovered from the disease during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,116,202.

As the Indonesian government is accelerating its national vaccination programs to curb the spread of the virus, more than 170.53 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 116.99 million have taken the second doses.

Indonesia started mass COVID-19 vaccinations in January last year after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

The country on Monday issued the emergency use authorization for Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Zivifax COVID-19 vaccine boosters as it will start its vaccine booster rollout for members of the general public amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

Aiming to fully vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country, the Indonesian government has administered over 288.86 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including the third booster jabs.

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