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A man leaves as 'halal' logo of Indonesian Ulema Council is displayed on the facade of a restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. As companies race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and countries scramble to secure doses, questions about the use of pork products — banned by some religious groups — has raised concerns about the possibility of disrupted immunization campaigns. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Concern among Muslims over halal status of COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In October, Indonesian diplomats and Muslim clerics stepped off a plane in China. While the diplomats were there to finalize deals to ensure millions of doses reached Indonesian citizens, the clerics had a much different concern: Whether the COVID-19 vaccine was permissible for...