Indonesia on alert over spike of COVID-19 cases in EU, Asia

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 10:21 AM Print This Post

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday asked the authorities to anticipate the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the European Union (EU) and Asia and ordered all the stakeholders to step up fighting against the virus.

The move came following the significant hike in the confirmed cases in several members of the European Union (EU) and Asian countries.

“I want to stress that the home affairs minister reminds the COVID-19 task forces in the provinces, governors and mayors to fully and seriously work for the battle against the pandemic,” the president told a limited cabinet meeting.

The tight health protocols, especially the face mask wearing and the efforts to rein the virus transmission have to be fully implemented, the president said.

A campaign for the face mask wearing must also be intensified, the president said.

Indonesia has brought down the number of cities and districts classified as high-risk areas for the COVID-19 transmission a month ago. But at the same time the situation in some other areas has worsened, the COVID-19 Task Force said.


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