Jokowi Gets Second Covid Jab as Cases Surge Past One Million

Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his second dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd., one day after the country registered more than one million infections.

Nearly 250,000 healthcare workers have been given the first shot since the program started two weeks ago. The government is targeting the number to increase to between 900,000 and 1 million daily, Widodo, known as Jokowi, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy is under pressure to speed up vaccinations as it reported the deadliest day in the outbreak. Some 387 people died from the disease in the 24 hours through midday Wednesday. The country added 11,948 new cases over the same period, taking the total to a region-worst 1,024,298, while 10,974 recovered, the government said.

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