Indonesia receives 1.2m doses of China’s vaccine; UK set to vaccinate high risk groups; California enters lockdown.
Indonesia has received its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from China with over a million doses, with another 1.8 million expected to be sent next month.
And in the UK, the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are set to be administered on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, millions of people across California prepare for strict restrictions within hours as the US state records more than 30,000 cases in a day.
Globally, COVID-19 deaths have surpassed 1.5 million with more than 67 million infections.
Indonesia expects halal certificate for experimental vaccine
Indonesia’s highest Muslim clerical body is expected to issue a halal certification for the experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by China-based Sinovac Biotech, officials said.
Over one million doses of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac arrived in Indonesia on Sunday evening. The government has no exact schedule for distributing the doses.