The world is racing to find a vaccine for COVID-19. In Indonesia, three groups are working toward that goal. PT Bio Farma is cooperating with China’s pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech. Bio Farma is also working together with the Ministry of Research & Technology, the Agency for the Assessment and Application Technology (BPPT), the Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI), the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM), Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, and several universities to develop a flag vaccine (vaksin Merah Putih). The Indonesian Army (TNI AD), meanwhile, is working with the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the National Police (POLRI), and the University of Airlangga to develop a medicine for COVID-19.
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