From Thursday noon to Friday noon, the total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country increased by 10,783 to 1,069,005.
Within the same period, Indonesia's official covid-19 death toll was up by 183 to 34,152.
Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has appealed to the public, especially senior citizens, to participate in covid-19 vaccination program in a joint effort to curb the pandemic.
For the record, the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Sinovac’s covid-19 vaccine for use on the senior citizens aged 60 and above.
According to the Vice President, in order to reach herd immunity against covid-19, 70 percent of Indonesia’s population must receive the vaccine.
For that reason, the people are obliged to participate in the vaccination program until Indonesia reaches herd immunity.