Indonesia discussing 90mln to 100mln COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

The country relies heavily on vaccines made by China's Sinovac Biotech

  
A health worker gets vaccinated with Sinovac Biotech's Coronavac on the first day of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inoculation drive in the Philippines, at the Lung Center of the Philippines, Quezon City, Metro Manila, March 1, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

A health worker gets vaccinated with Sinovac Biotech's Coronavac on the first day of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inoculation drive in the Philippines, at the Lung Center of the Philippines, Quezon City, Metro Manila, March 1, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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JAKARTA- Indonesia has been discussing with China the possibility of it supplying 90 million to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to plug its vaccine supply gaps, the Southeast Asian country's health minister said on Thursday.

Indonesia is concerned that delays in vaccine deliveries might disrupt its mass vaccination programme. The country relies heavily on vaccines made by China's Sinovac Biotech.

(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Martin Petty) ((Widianto.Stanley@thomsonreuters.com;))

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