Germany reports 568 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the most since the start of the pandemic and bringing the nationwide death toll to 20,002.
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin announces that a nationwide mass vaccination program against COVID-19 will begin on January 13. President Joko Widodo will become the first person in the country to receive a vaccine.
The German state of Saxony-Anhalt begins a vaccination campaign against COVID-19, which also began nationwide. A 101-year-old woman in a nursing home become one of first people in the country to get vaccinated.
The Robert Koch Institute reports 4,974 new confirmed cases and 246 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing Germany's death toll to 2,107 and 108,202 cases. This marks the largest daily increase of deaths for Germany.