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Indonesia aims to secure more vaccines from UK

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, October 12, 2020   /  07:26 pm
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AstraZeneca is developing a COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University and is among the front runners in the global vaccine race, which according to a Reuters report, could provide early analyses of data from their various large trials over the next two months. (Shutterstock/siam.pukkato)

State officials are embarking on an official trip to Europe this week to secure another supply of COVID-19 vaccines after the government finalized previous deals made with Chinese producers. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir left the country with a team on Monday for official visits to London, as well as Bern and Geneva in Switzerland. “The main objective of this visit is to secure commitments from other sources for a COVID-19 vaccine under a bilateral vaccine cooperation framework,” Retno told a press briefing before her departure. In August, Retno and Erick went on a similar work trip to China and the United Arab Emirates, where they secured a supply of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the ballpark of 300 million doses until the end of next year. Retno did not specify which vaccine producers she and Erick would meet ...