Indonesia begin vaccinations with Widodo

Indonesia will begin its nationwide COVID-19 mass vaccination program on January 13, the country's health minister says.

The program will launch in Jakarta, with President Joko Widodo set to be given the first shot, Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in a statement on Monday.

Vaccinations in other regions are set to start in the following two days.

The government has previously said 1.3 million frontline workers will be among the first to receive the vaccines made by China's Sinovac Biotech.