President Jokowi observes COVID-19 vaccination for commuter line users

President Jokowi observes COVID-19 vaccination for commuter line users

President Joko Widodo arrived at Bogor Station, in Bogor City, Thursday (17/6/2021), to review the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination for users of the Commuter line. (ANTARA/Riza Harahap)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) witnessed the COVID-19 vaccination for commuter line users at the Bogor Station on Thursday.

"This morning, I witness the implementation of vaccinations at the Bogor City station. We know that Bogor is a buffer agglomeration area from the capital Jakarta, so all mobility interactions are high," President Jokowi stated on the sidelines of the inspection at Bogor Station.

Vaccination was conducted near the platform line 1 at Bogor Station. People awaiting their turn for vaccination sat at a distance at the corridor of the station before proceeding to the desks for examination and injection.

During the observation, President Jokowi was accompanied by Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bogor Bima Arya, and President Director of PT Kereta Api Indonesia Didiek Hartantyo.

"Hence, we want to give priority to KRL (Electric Train) passengers and then to train passengers and workers at the station to protect them from COVID-19," the president remarked.

The head of state is optimistic that vaccination in areas, with high mobility, would prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"We want vaccination to be accelerated at places with high interaction and high mobility, such as train stations, bus terminals, airports, and ports. If we do not hurry, the spread will occur," the president stressed.

According to President Jokowi, vaccinations at public places will also be conducted in various regions in Indonesia.

"We hope that this morning, with the start of vaccination at the station and its surroundings, everything would be protected from COVID-19," the president noted.

Based on data from the COVID-19 Task Force as of June 16, 2021, the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increased by 9,944, bringing the total to 1,937,652 cases. Patients declared as cured increased by 6,229 to reach 1,763,870 while those succumbing to the disease increased by 196 people, thereby bringing the total to 53,476.

Meanwhile, the number of individuals having received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia until Wednesday (June 16) at 12:00 WIB reached 21,448,774, an increase of 544,051 as compared to the previous day.

Meanwhile, 11,815,618 residents received the first and second injections or the complete dose, an increase of 116,597 from the previous day.
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