Indonesia Highlights: Jokowi Receives Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose | Indonesia's Trans-Sumatera Toll Road Targeted for Completion by 2024: Senior Minister | Local Quarantine Must be Implemented, Jokow

January 28, 2021, 01.45 AM

KOMPAS.com – A mass inoculation program against Covid-19 continues to take place throughout Indonesia as the government has set its target to vaccinate about 182 million citizens or 70 percent of the total population.

President Joko Widodo received his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta today.

The President, who is popularly known as Jokowi, also reminded the public to follow the health protocols when the vaccine becomes available to them.

Elsewhere, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the construction of toll road megaproject namely Trans-Sumatera will be completed by 2024.

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Jokowi Receives Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine which was broadcast live on the presidential secretariat’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, January 27.

“The vaccination is similar to what was done two weeks ago. It’s not hurt,” Jokowi said at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

The president received his first vaccine dose on January 13.

Jokowi said that when he received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, he experienced mild stiffness on the arm where he got the shot two hours later.

However, he added, the side effect did not prevent him from carrying out his daily activities. He expected that similar side effects would reappear after the second shot.

Jokowi also reminded the public to follow the health protocols when the vaccine becomes available to them.

“After we receive the vaccine, we still have to comply with the health protocols,” he said.
It was previously reported that the Covid-19 jab drive aims to vaccinate about 182 million people or 70 percent of the total population after Indonesia authorized China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use on January 14, with an efficacy rate of 65.3 percent.

Source: https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/01/27/161741074/jokowi-receives-second-covid-19-vaccine-dose.

Indonesia's Trans-Sumatera Toll Road Targeted for Completion by 2024: Senior Minister

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan speaks during a virtual coordination meeting on tourism sector on Thursday, January 7. Dokumentasi Humas Kemenko Marves Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan speaks during a virtual coordination meeting on tourism sector on Thursday, January 7.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan expressed hope that the construction of toll road megaproject namely Trans-Sumatera will be completed by 2024.

“When the toll road is ready for use, we hope it will smoothen the connectivity, save travel time and cost, improve the logistics, and provide easy access to many areas, including industrial parks and tourist destinations," Luhut said in a statement during a virtual coordination meeting on infrastructure and transportation sector on Tuesday, January 26.

The meeting also discussed the development of other infrastructure and transportation projects in the country.

Luhut said one of the National Medium-Term Development Plans (RPJMN) in the 2020-2024 period is to reduce gaps and boost regional infrastructures, including the Merak-Bakauheni-Lampung areas.

“The development of this area is important because 21 million people and 4.5 million vehicles pass through Merak-Bakauheni Port,” he said.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Indonesian Toll Road Authority (BPJT) Eka P. Anas stated that several routes of Trans-Sumatera Toll Road have begun to operate.

“Several routes that have already been operating are Sigil-Banda Aceh spanning 13 kilometres, Medan-Binjai spanning 3.2 kilometres, Pekanbaru-Dumai spanning 131 kilometers, Palembang-Indralaya spanning 21.93 kilometres, Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayu Agung spanning189 kilometres, and Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar spanning140.41 kilometres,” said Eka.

Source: https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/01/27/172303374/indonesias-trans-sumatera-toll-road-targeted-for-completion-by-2024-senior.

Local Quarantine Must be Implemented, Jokowi Tells

Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said that President Jokowi has instructed the relevant ministers to create new strategies and approaches in the fight against Covid-19.(Dok. Kemensos) Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said that President Jokowi has instructed the relevant ministers to create new strategies and approaches in the fight against Covid-19.

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo urged his officials to implement limited local quarantine in the neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW) as the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases has reached a million in the country.

Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said that President Jokowi has instructed the relevant ministers to create new strategies and approaches in the fight against Covid-19.

“One of the steps is to implement limited local quarantine in the neighborhood units and community units,” said Muhadjir in a statement on Wednesday, January 27.

Muhadjir said that the quarantine would be carried out to look into the cases in an area and separate the people who have tested positive for Covid-19 from the healthy ones by carrying out self-isolation or collective isolation.

Muhadjir said that the technical aspects of the aforementioned quarantine are still in discussion.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/01/27/11144091/kasus-covid-19-capai-1-juta-jokowi-minta-karantina-wilayah-hingga-rt-rw.

 

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