JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has expressed his optimism about Indonesia’s struggles against Covid-19, more than a year after the pandemic first struck the country.
Speaking during talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, the head of state highlighted Indonesia’s progress against the coronavirus.
“We have managed to reduce the number of Covid-19 positive cases from over 14 thousand a day last January, to 4 or 5 thousand a day over the past two weeks,” he said. “This development can be attributed to the constant application of health protocols by all parties.”
Indonesia’s Covid-19 progress has seen 1,426,145 recoveries out of 1,577,526 cases, while another 42,782 died from the coronavirus. of
Both leaders also expressed their concerns about ‘vaccine nationalism,’ the practice’s disruptive effects on the worldwide availability of the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as its adverse effect on equal access to the vaccine from the world’s countries.
They also conveyed concerns over other issues, such as global warming and the Myanmar crisis.