President Jokowi Calls For Vigilance Against Even Slight Rise in COVID-19 Cases
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered regional leaders to always stay vigilant against even a slight rise in COVID-19 cases in regions across the country.
“Even though the number (of cases) rose slightly, we must stay vigilant. To that end, I order governors, regional military commanders, and regional police chiefs to remind regents, mayors, local police chiefs, district military commanders, and area military commanders to stay vigilant, strengthen tracing and testing measures, and provide testing for the close contact [of COVID-19 patients],” the President said, Monday (25/10).
According to the President, there was a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in 105 regencies / cities in 30 provinces, while reminding everyone to maximize the use of PeduliLindungi application platform, especially in malls, tourist areas, and markets.
All regional leaders, he added, must also continue to speed up vaccination drive to protect the people (against the disease) and to boost economic growth.
For the record, as of today, COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Indonesia has reached 182 million doses, with 54 percent vaccination rate for the first dose and 32 percent vaccination rate for the second dose.
“I remind areas with low vaccination rate, below 50 [percent], to reach [vaccination rate] above 50 [percent] in November, and reach [vaccination rate] above 70 [percent] at the end of December, the end of the year. It is very important for us to protect the people from COVID-19 and to boost economic growth,” the President remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RI/EP)