President Jokowi Calls for Careful Measures in Transition to Endemic

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 April 2022
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President Jokowi accompanied by Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan at Formula E circuit, Ancol, Monday (04/25). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/ Laily Rachev)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for careful measures in the transition from COVID-19 pandemic to endemic state.

Regarding the decision to allow mudik (annual homecoming ritual during Eid period) this year, the President said that it contributed to the low number in COVID-19 active cases which is under 20,000.

Nevertheless, he reminded all to remain vigilant during the transition and asserted that the Government will not ease mask mandates as other country did. He added that the Government will assess situation of transition state in the next six months.

“We are just transitioning. We will see the situation six months later, then we can decide to lift the requirement to wear face masks in open spaces but not in confined space,” he stated.

The Head of State asserted that the Government must go through several stages and take time before making a decision. The Government, he added, also has some experiences in tackling a spike in cases of Delta and Omicron variants that showcased the importance of vigilance and carefulness. (MAY/UN) (RAS/LW)

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