President Jokowi Inspects Business Facility in Preparation for the New Normal

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 26 Mei 2020
Category: News
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President Jokowi delivers his statement after an inspection of the readiness of the New Normal in commerce facilities, at the Summarecon Mall, Bekasi City, West Java Province, Tuesday (26/5). (Photo: Public Relations/Rahmat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ensured the readiness for the implementation of the new normal at Summarecon Mall, Bekasi City, West Java Province.

“We want the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri)  to be at every crowd to further discipline the public so that they follow the health protocol that we have agreed to through the PSBB (large scale social restrictions),” President Jokowi said in his remarks, Tuesday (26/5).

The President expressed his wish for the people to stay productive in the time of COVID-19 pandemic while also remain protected from the virus.

“In the preparation for the new normal, we also supervise the numbers, monitorfacts on the ground. To see how the R0 curve is, for example in Bekasi it is already below 1, it is pretty good,” the President said, adding that the R0 number should be maintained below 1.

The President reaffirmed that although the people can do their activities, he wanted TNI and Polri to discipline the public in the implementation of the health protocols.

“Matters relating to wearing masks, keeping a distance, and avoiding people in the crowd or jostling with each other. This is what we want to make sure,” the President stated.

For this reason, the President emphasized that today the TNI and Polri have deployed troops and officers in 4 provinces and 25 regencies and cities, namely West Sumatra, Jakarta, West Java, Gorontalo, Surabaya City, Malang City, and so on.

At the end of his remarks, the President said that he would monitor the impact in a week. “We will expand it to other provinces and regencies/cities if indeed there are significant improvements,” he concluded. (TGH/EN)



Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy

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