Jakarta (UNA-OIC) – Vaccination of a large number of workers in companies reduced the risk of transmitting COVID-19 by 80 percent, the Indonesian Ministry of Industry has revealed.
“Company workers who have not been vaccinated have a risk of contracting up to 35 percent. Meanwhile, if they are vaccinated, the risk of contracting infection can be reduced to around 7 percent,” said Acting Director-General of Agro-Industry Putu Juli Ardika in a written statement here on Sunday.
Ardika affirmed that the industrial sector played a strategic role in accelerating the national economic recovery program and handling the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing out that the two programs, however, must be supported by the implementation of strict health protocols in the industrial sector.
“We assess that the understanding (of how to deal with the impact of COVID-19) in the industrial sector has progressed tremendously. In fact, Indonesia is considered as one of the countries succeeding in economic recovery and the pandemic handling,” he said.