President Jokowi Lauds COVID-19 Handling in Resort Island of Bali
Date 8 Oktober 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed appreciation to Bali province for its success in handling COVID-19 with active cases reduced to 95 percent of peak cases.
For the record, daily cases in the resort island of Bali on Thursday (7/10) recorded only 60 cases, dropped from the peak period of 1,910 cases in August.
In addition, active cases also dropped from 13,803 cases to only 605 cases. The President expressed hope that this number can continue to be suppressed.
“Let us maintain the figure as low as possible. The number must be consistent,” said the President when giving directives to Regional Leaders Communication Forum (Forkopimda) throughout Bali province, at the Office of Governor of Bali, Denpasar city, Friday (8/10).
He also reminded the Regents, Mayors, Police Chiefs, and Military Commanders to focus on several things related to COVID-19 handling, such as the bed occupancy rate (BOR).
“The WHO standard (for BOR) is below 60 [percent]. These regions have reached the number, namely Karangasem, Bangli, Buleleng, Denpasar city, Gianyar, Jembrana, Badung, Klungkung, Tabanan. All of them are in good condition,” he added.
In addition, the President also requested to pay attention to the availability of drugs and oxygen so that in the event of a shortage, it can be immediately identified and handled.
“As soon as there is a requirement, we can immediately fulfill it,” said the President.
President Jokowi also appreciated the achievement of vaccination rate in the province which had reached 98 percent for the first dose and more than 80 percent for the second dose.
“In general, it’s 80 percent. It is very high. Now I ask to boost the vaccination for the elderly,” he said. (PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT / UN) (EST / MUR)