President Jokowi Visits Central Kalimantan to Evaluate COVID-19 Handling
Date 9 Juli 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted that the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country depends on control measures conducted by regional governments.
The statement was made by President Jokowi in his directives on the handling of COVID-19 in Central Kalimantan Province on Thursday (9/7). In that event, he also appreciated regents/mayors, medical workers, and other parties for their hard work to handle COVID-9 spread in Central Kalimantan.
The President went on to say that Indonesia’s new COVID-19 positive cases today surge by record 2,657 and reminded Central Kalimantan Government to remain vigilant since in this province there are 1,093 people tested positive for COVID-19.
“Though the figure is relatively small, – in which 393 patients are getting treatment, 634 patients are recovered, while the death toll added by 66-, it must be handled well through strict management crisis and involvement of the public, or else, the new cases will keep increase,” he explained and ordered to take this seriously since the virus can spread easily.
For the record, Central Kalimantan is the third province that visited by President Jokowi after East Java and Central Java to evaluate the handling of COVID-19.
Also joining President Jokowi in that event were Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo, and Governor of Central Kalimantan Sugianto Sabran. (UN/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana