JAKARTA (BPN) – The handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia has been improving, where the trend of weekly cases in the country has dropped by 23 percent and the mortality rate has also dropped by 16 percent compared to that of the previous week, the national COVID-19 Task Force Spokesperson Reisa Broto Asmoro has announced, as cited from the Cabinet Secretariat’s news release.
“To date, more than four million Indonesians have been infected by the COVID-19, but 96.3 percent of those have recovered and active cases in the country are below one percent,” Reisa said in a press statement at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Friday (29/10).
The achievement has placed Indonesia into the green zone (the country with low COVID-19 risks and is safe to visit) by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“The CDC wants travelers from the US to make sure they are fully vaccinated before traveling to Indonesia,” Reisa said.
On the other hand, the daily cases in Europe almost reached 100 thousand cases per day while in the US reached more than 70 thousand.
“We must continue to pray that the situation in other countries will improve soon since the pandemic will not end in Indonesia if it does not end in the whole world,” Reisa added.
Reisa further said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will reverberate the call to “recover together, recover stronger” on the global stage.
“As the Chair of G20 for the next year, the President invites all developed countries to join hands to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and to fight COVID-19 together, as well as to ensure the treatment and prevention are carried out,” she remarked.