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West Java governor signs up for COVID-19 vaccine trials

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti and Arya Dipa

    Jakarta/Bandung

Jakarta/Bandung   /   Thu, August 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Gubernur Jawa Barat Ridwan Kamil (kiri) dan Menteri Dalam Negeri Tito Karnavian (kanan), memberikan keterangan pers usai melakukan koordinasi, di Gedung Sate, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Rabu (18/3/2020). Menteri Dalam Negeri berkoordinasi dengan Pemerintah Jawa Barat untuk memantau kesiapan penanganan dan pencegahan penyebaran virus Covid-19 salah satunya mengenai stok sembako bagi masyarakat serta kesiapan menjadikan RSHS sebagai rumah sakit khusus Covid-19 apabila terjadi kemungkinan penyebaran secara masif. (Antara/Novrian Arbi)

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil announced on Monday that he would volunteer in the upcoming human trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine that is being developed by China-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech in partnership with state-owned pharmaceutical holding company PT Bio Farma. “My medical team has helped me to register online. I have received some sort of a digital receipt [of the registration form],” Ridwan said in an official video for the press on Monday. “However, I have not yet received any confirmation of my request. I still have to wait for the result of my health assessment, which declares whether I am qualified to be a volunteer in the trials,” he added. Ridwan said he would follow all medical procedures without any special treatment to become a volunteer and he would accept any result, including if the trial committee declared ...