The President asked for the power to handle COVID-19 to be mobilized for a big agenda –

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Jakarta ( – President Joko Widodo asked that the strength in dealing with COVID-19 be exemplary to be deployed in handling the country’s big agenda, such as reducing stunting cases to extreme poverty.

The President assessed that the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit Indonesia for almost three years has shown Indonesia’s strength as a great nation.

“Therefore, this power can not only be used for the nation’s big agenda, but can also be used to deal with other diseases, for example tuberculosis, caution, stunting, increasing food production, reducing poverty,” said President Jokowi at the event. Award for Handling COVID-19 at the Dhanapala Building, Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, Monday.

The President explained that based on the presentation of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom, Indonesia is one of the best countries in handling COVID-19 in the world, as well as one of the countries with the highest vaccination coverage.

In addition, the results of a report from John Hopkins University noted that Indonesia is one of the best countries in the world in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases.

“Obviously, we have succeeded in reducing the transmission rate, we have succeeded in reducing the death rate and we have also succeeded in maintaining economic stability and growth. It is proven that last year we grew growth we are at 5.31 percent,” said the President.

The Head of State views Indonesia’s success in dealing with COVID-19 as the hard work of all components of the nation.

He believes that if there is a problem, all levels of society intervene. Many parties are working beyond their duties, such as the TNI and Polri, which do not only work in the defense and security sector.

Therefore, the President asked that all components of the nation be mobilized, continue to synergize from the central government to the regions, ministries and institutions, the Indonesian Parliament, the Indonesian BPK, and the participation of the public.

“This is what we need, once this case doesn’t let us be sluggish again! We are still facing many problems, it should be like that, because I see us from A to Z, everyone is working hard to deal with this COVID,” Jokowi said.

Herald: Mentari Dwi Gayati
Editor: Didik Kusbiantoro


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