Jokowi Calls for Covid-19 Vaccination to Be Accelerated in High Mobility Areas

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  • President Joko Widodo together with Bali Governor I Wayan Koster (right) and Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana (left) reviewing the mass Covid-19 vaccination at Puri Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The visit was carried out by President Jokowi to take a closer look direct mass vaccination process for public servants, religious and traditional leaders and local communities. Photo: Johannes P. Christo

    President Joko Widodo together with Bali Governor I Wayan Koster (right) and Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana (left) reviewing the mass Covid-19 vaccination at Puri Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The visit was carried out by President Jokowi to take a closer look direct mass vaccination process for public servants, religious and traditional leaders and local communities. Photo: Johannes P. Christo

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko "Jokowi" Widodo today, June 17, monitored the Covid-19 vaccination in Bogor Station, West Java. This is part of the national vaccination program that is carried out simultaneously throughout the archipelago.

    The President was seen wearing a white shirt and accompanied by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. He walked around the vaccination site while greeting the participants.

    As an agglomeration area that supports the capital city of Jakarta, he opined, Bogor has high public interaction and mobility.

    “On that basis, we want to prioritize Commuter Line (KRL) passengers and workers at the station [in the vaccination program] to protect them from Covid-19,” said the State Head after the monitoring.

    He also asked for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to be accelerated in areas with high interaction and mobility, starting from train stations, trains, terminals, airports, up to airports.

    “Because the areas [are prone to virus transmission], if we don’t hurry [the Covid-19 vaccine rollout], the virus will spread. I hope with the start of the Covid-19 vaccination this morning at the station, all will be protected from Covid-19,” Jokowi said.

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