Introductory Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at Limited Meeting on Evaluation of Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM), Presidential Office, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, January 3, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Januari 2022
Category: Introductory Remarks
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Assalaamu’alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

Good morning,

May peace be upon us all,

Om Swastiastu,

Namo buddhaya,

Greetings of virtue.

Distinguished Vice President,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

First and foremost, let me wish you a happy New Year.

During the limited meeting this morning on a weekly evaluation of COVID-19 management implementation, I would like to inform you that there has been a spike in Omicron cases. The number of Omicron cases rose to 136 cases today.

Therefore, let me reiterate the measures that we must take, especially on preparation of health care facilities that we have, both in [the management of] the Central Government and those in regional governments because this morning I was briefed that Omicron cases have been locally transmitted, so we must carefully prepare the mitigation procedure, especially as we enter a new year and all sectors are already back in business in January, particularly major ones, namely education and offices.

To that end, related to Omricon cases, I specifically order quarantine for those who returned from abroad.

There must not be any dispensation or bribe anymore because if we pay attention, the number of cases that has risen to 136 mostly consists of imported cases. I do hope that the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) pay extra attention to quarantine.

Second, on vaccination. Thank God, we have administered more than 280 million, 281 million doses. And we hope we continue to achieve the target that we have set so we can immediately meet the first and the second jab targets because our vaccine supply, based on [the information] from Minister of Health, is abundant.

That concludes my introductory remarks.

Please have the floor.



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