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Indonesia To Punish Those Who Refuse To Take coronavirus Shots

Moneycontrol | 18/02/2021 11:25 PM | Click to read full article

President Joko Widodo-led Indonesia government has made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory in order to quicken its inoculation program to curb the pandemic. With this, those refusing to take the shot may have to end up paying hefty fines.

Citing people's fear of cost, availability, health risk and purity (halal), the Indonesian government had made the vaccine free of charge. As per September survey data, around 35 per cent of people in the country are concerned about the vaccine's effectiveness.