President Jokowi: Public health, Safety are Gov’t Top Priorities
Date 26 September 2020
Public health and safety are top priorities of the Government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted.
“We maintain their health and protect them not to be infected (by COVID-19), while we also try to heal those infected by the virus,” President Jokowi said in his introductory remarks at the virtual 4th Congress of the Indonesian Muslim Brotherhood (Parmusi), from the Bogor Presidential Palace, Saturday (26/9).
According to the President, as of 25 September 2020, the total number of recovered patients in Indonesia was 196,000 people, with a recovery rate of 73.5 percent and the figure is expected to increase.
“We also push down the mortality rate. We strive to decrease daily active cases and to flatten the curve,” he said adding that it required synergy and cooperation since the Government alone cannot resolve this problem.
On that occasion, the President also called all to unite and to take a joint action to address this challenging situation. He expressed hope that all members of Parmusi across the country to join hands with all elements of the nation to be on the front line of protecting themselves, protecting the health of the public, the nation and the state, so that Indonesia can recover from this condition.
The President urged the public to be disciplined in implementing health protocols and to maintain safe practices at home or when going outside.
“Therefore, I want to invite you all to adopt a healthy and clean lifestyle as taught by Islam, always follow health protocols by wearing face masks, maintaining safe distance, washing hands frequently, avoiding crowds and mass gathering which is well-implemented today through this virtual congress,” the President concluded. (FID/EN
Translated by: Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana