Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Inspection of Mass COVID-19 Vaccination at Tanah Tinggi Low-Cost Apartment, 14 June 2021, Jakarta

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 14 Juni 2021
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Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good morning,

May prosperity be upon us all.

Today, I together with Minister of Health, Governor of Jakarta, and Mayor of Central Jakarta inspect the vaccination progress at Tanah Tinggi low-cost apartment in Central Jakarta.

Why is the vaccination conducted in this area? Because this is a densely populated area with higher communities interaction so that this area is included in priority list for vaccination. Imagine if one person is affected by the virus, then there will be rapid spreading of the virus. For that reason, vaccination is crucial in this area.

I have ordered Governor of Jakarta to have a total of 7.5 million people in Jakarta vaccinated by the end of August. This is indeed a very ambitious target, yet it must be fulfilled to reach herd immunity immediately.

I hope all of you will work hard to achieve the target, all levels at regencies, districts, sub-districts, as well as all healthcare centers and hospitals in Jakarta since the province is considered as a region with a high level of people’s interaction and mobility. Thus, the speed of vaccination drive will determine the success in dealing with COVID-19.

That concludes my statement.

I thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (RIF/MUR)

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