President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination for Teachers in South Sulawesi
As part of his working visit to South Sulawesi province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (18/03) inspected mass COVID-19 vaccination for teachers at Hotel Dalton in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar.
The vaccination targeted approximately 500 out of 8,000 teachers in the city.
“This afternoon I am visiting Makassar to inspect the vaccination held in Makassar by the Mayor and Governor. All (people who have been vaccinated) here are teachers. Around 500 teachers were vaccinated,” the President told reporters after the inspection.
The Head of State expressed hope that once all teachers in Makassar have been vaccinated, tryouts for limited in-school learning can begin.
“Schools will reopen in July, but in-school learning will be limited. We will evaluate whether full-time in-school learning is possible in the following months,” he said, while stressing that COVID-19 vaccination is carried out in all provinces in Indonesia, not only in South Sulawesi province.
“I have ordered immediate vaccination for senior citizens and public service worker so that the vaccination process can be faster and more people are vaccinated each day. We hope we can reduce COVID-19 transmission rate in our country,” he remarked.
Joining the President during the visit were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Vice Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono, Interim Governor of South Sulawesi Andi Sudirman Sulaiman, and Mayor of Makassar Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto. (FID/UN) (DH/EP)