President, Iriana exhort children to apply COVID-19 health protocols

President, Iriana exhort children to apply COVID-19 health protocols

President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana. (ANTARA/HO-Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/Muchlis Jr

Children must be able to implement health protocols
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana urged Indonesian children to always adopt a disciplined approach in implementing health protocols to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the pandemic.

"That is important since it is the only way to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Children must be able to implement health protocols," Jokowi emphasized at the virtual summit event of National Children's Day 2020 held on Thursday.

Meanwhile, First Lady Iriana advised the children to always wash their hands using soap and running water after playing and learning activities.

Iriana also appealed to Indonesian children to wear masks while venturing outdoors and steering clearing of crowds.

The President and First Lady encouraged children across Indonesia to learn to inculcate new habits.

"Before the COVID-19 pandemic, studying was conducted with teachers and friends at school, though now, we have to study at home," Iriana noted.

Jokowi and Iriana also greeted the children, who partook in the highlight of the 2020 National Children's Day virtual video commemoration.

The peak event of National Children's Day 2020, held virtually through the Zoom application, was attended by 329 representatives from 34 provinces, 69 representatives of the Children's Forum, and 44 performers at the Happy Concert at Home.

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