Vaccination for KRL users, station workers with high mobility: Jokowi

Vaccination for KRL users, station workers with high mobility:  Jokowi

President Joko Widodo inspects the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination at Bogor Station, Bogor City, Thursday (17/6/2021). (ANTARA/HO/Bogor City Government)

Bogor (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo pointed to the high mobility and interaction of electric rail (KRL) passengers and workers at stations for which priority should be accorded to them to protect against COVID-19.

"Bogor is an agglomeration area that supports the city of Jakarta, where mobility and interaction of the people of Bogor and Jakarta are high," President Widodo noted in his remarks while reviewing the implementation of vaccinations at the Bogor Station in Bogor City, Thursday, which was broadcast via the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel.

During the observation, President Widodo was accompanied by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Deputy Chief of West Java Police Brigadier General Eddy Sumitro, and Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.

On the occasion, President Widodo highlighted the government’s intent to expedite the implementation of vaccinations in places with high mobility, such as train stations, bus terminals, airports, and ports.

"This is because in those places, if vaccinations were not expedited, the disease would spread. We are optimistic that this morning, with the start of vaccination at the stations and their surroundings, all of them would be protected from COVID-19," he affirmed.

The vaccination at Bogor Station is targeted to cover 1,500 Commuter Line users, with the implementation time being divided into two stages: for 750 people on Thursday and for 750 persons on Friday (June 18), starting at 8:00 local time.

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya explained that his decision to select KRL users as the target recipients of the vaccine was since they fell in the category that was vulnerable to COVID-19.

According to the mayor, KRL users, residing in Bogor City and its adjoining areas, work in Jakarta or vice versa and have high mobility, thereby increasing their vulnerability to contracting COVID-19.

"In Jakarta and Bogor, the trend of COVID-19 transmission is increasing again, so precautionary measures should be taken, including by vaccinating," he affirmed.
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