Jakarta (VOI News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a limited meeting via video teleconference on Monday (7/28) reminded all government officials that the enthusiasm to overcome the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic should not go down. That is because, 8 priority provinces such as DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi, North Sumatra, Papua and South Kalimantan contributed 74 percent of positive cases of COVID in Indonesia.
"Health policy and economic policy should be balanced. And health care is a priority. You can't loosen up one bit. The aura of the crisis must continue to be echoed. Until later the vaccine is available and can be used effectively," said Jokowi.
President Joko Widodo has asked the Covid-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee to work quickly to resolve the problems on the ground. The President added that the formation of the Covid-19 Handling Committee did not erase the existence of the Covid-19 Task Force at the central and regional levels. The formation of a committee is only to integrate Covid-19's handling in the health and economic sectors that are equally affected. Until Monday, July 27 positive cases in Indonesia reached more than 100 thousand cases. (VOI/ rri.co.id/ Pradipta)