Second blow for embassy staff


INDONESIA Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Andriana Supandy and his wife Ella Andriana led a group of embassy staff to receive their second dose of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at the embassy premises on Wednesday last week.

Ambassador Andriana extended his sincere thanks to the Government of PNG especially the CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital Dr Paki Molumi and the medical team who so kindly provided services to complete the second dose. of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Indonesian Embassy.

“I appreciate the efforts and excellent assistance of the Government of PNG since the Covid-19 outbreak last year.

“I also want to assure the government of PNG that the Indonesian government is also making the same effort for the citizens of PNG in Indonesia, especially to ensure the welfare of the diplomats and the PNG family,” he said. -he declares.

Ambassador Supandy encouraged all his friends and colleagues to actively participate in the Covid-19 vaccination program provided by the Government of PNG.

According to yesterday’s figure, 28 people received their second dose and one person received their first dose, making 29 people, both Indonesians and Papua New Guinea.

He highlighted the World Health Organization’s statement that all vaccines supplied have undergone robust clinical trials and are not approved by the WHO for use until after their safety and efficacy has been achieved. been rigorously tested.

He said it is now standard practice globally for a host country to provide a Covid-19 vaccine accessible to the diplomatic corps.

“This practice has also been deployed in Indonesia, including PNG diplomatic staff residing in Jakarta and Jayapura,” he said.


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