President Jokowi Tells Cabinet to Flatten COVID-19 Curve Immediately
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered his Ministers and Head of Institutions to immediately curb the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.
“A winning country is a country who can fight COVID-19,” the President said during a plenary cabinet meeting on Wednesday (6/5).
For that reason, the Head of State has instructed all Ministers, Head of Institutions, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense (TNI), Chief of the Indonesian National Police to exert all its energy and resources to control the pandemic in the country along with its impact that ensues.
“Our target is to start flatten the curve in May, to reach a middle curve in June and to have flat curve in July using whatever means necessary,” the President stated.
The measures taken, the President added, should also involve all elements of the community, including the COVID-19 Task Force itself, government institutions, social organizations, volunteers, political parties, and private sectors.
“I believe if we remain united and follow the health protocol orderly, we can tackle the pandemic as soon as possible,” President Jokowi said, adding that all stakeholders should uphold good governance, transparency and accountability principles, while always being ready to be supervised by others.
“We only have one one goal: the safety of all people, both in the health sector and in the socioeconomic sector. And in achieving that goal, the Government must work quickly because the situation is truly extraordinary and requires speed and accuracy,” he said. (TGH / EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas