Gov’t Continues to Suppress COVID-19 Active Cases
Date 2 November 2020
In an attempt to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on his Cabinet to stay focused on maintaining balance between public health and economic recovery.
“We must remain focused on managing and maintaining balance between public health and economic recovery. I have said it several times but I need to highlight this once again,” the President said in his introductory remarks at a Plenary Cabinet Meeting, Monday (2/11), at the State Palace, Jakarta.
In his remarks, the President pointed out the latest data related to the handling of the pandemic. He said that the average of COVID-19 active cases in the country reached 13.78 percent as of 1 November 2020, lower than that of the global average at 25.22 percent.
“Our active cases rate was 13.78 percent, while the global rate was 25.22 percent. We must continue to lower the figure,” he said.
According to the President, the country’s recovery rate is also improving. “Our country’s recovery rate is 82.84 percent, while the global percentage stands at 72 percent. Thus, it means the number of recovered patients also increases. However, it also needs to be improved,” the President said.
On that occasion, the Head of State urged his Cabinet to suppress the country’s death rate due to COVID-19, which currently is still higher than that of the global average. “Our death rate is still higher than that of the global average. The figure still stands at 3.38 percent, while the global average at 2.5 percent. This deserves our attention,” he said.
Furthermore, the President also reminded his staff to remain vigilant and not to be careless during this time of pandemic. Europe is seeing a second wave of COVID-19 and the number of active cases increases drastically. Therefore, all of us must not be careless, must not lose our guard so that the same circumstance will not happen in our country. (FID / UN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana