Sandiaga Uno: Vaccination a 'Game Changer' for Tourism

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaTourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said that the national Covid-19 vaccination could act as a 'game changer' in helping recover the economy that has been hit hard by the pandemic. 

    Indonesia saw its inaugural nationwide vaccination program on Wednesday, January 13, after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo became one of the first vaccine recipients. 

    "The vaccination is a new hope, a game-changer that can help normalize Indonesia's economy, especially the tourism and creative economy sector," said Sandiaga in a work-meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission X on January 14, 2021.

    However, Sandiaga acknowledges that it is not the only aspect that can help reduce the number of cases in Indonesia and recognizes that proper CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) must continue to be implemented.

    "The main principle is health and safety," said Sandiaga who claimed that he has prepared a recovery phase for tourism in the short term that will be practiced until 2024.

    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA