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Coronavirus

Indonesia receives first COVID vaccine from China's Sinovac

Inoculation plans proceed as regulators evaluate efficacy

A mural promotes awareness of the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta.   © Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesia received its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from China on Sunday, President Joko Widodo said, as the government prepares a mass inoculation programme.

Jokowi, as the president is widely known, said in an online briefing that the Southeast Asian country received 1.2 million doses from China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a vaccine Indonesia has been testing since August.

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