More student vaccinations can expedite offline learning: President

More student vaccinations can expedite offline learning: President

A screenshot of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, reviewing COVID-19 vaccinations at State High School 3 in Wajo district, South Sulawesi on Thursday (Sept 9, 2021). ANTARA/Presidential Secretariat's YouTube Channel/Indra Arief/KT

I hope the vaccinations can run smoothly, and the students can attend face-to-face learning. Keep applying the health protocols, especially wearing a mask, do not remove it.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that getting more students vaccinated against COVID-19 will accelerate the implementation of face-to-face learning (PTM) in schools.

"As more students are vaccinated, the face-to-face learning process will enhance. I asked if everything has already started. We hope to start (PTM) as soon as possible because we want the students to immediately get the knowledge back in school," he remarked while reviewing COVID-19 vaccinations at the State High School 3 in Wajo District, South Sulawesi on Thursday, according to a video streamed on the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel.

The President also interacted with several health workers at schools holding vaccinations in Wajo through videoconferencing.

Speaking with a representative of health workers holding a vaccination program at the State Vocational School 1 and State High School 9 in Wajo, the President asked about the number of students targeted by the program and the availability of vaccines.

"Will those 400 people be vaccinated this week?" he asked the representative.

"Insya Allah (God willing), Sir," the representative replied.

Jokowi also received reports from health workers stating the vaccine availability was sufficient and they could be distributed directly.

After the dialogue, the President urged the public to keep implementing the health protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

"I hope the vaccinations can run smoothly, and the students can attend face-to-face learning. Keep applying the health protocols, especially wearing a mask, do not remove it," he stressed.

The President was accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo when he reviewed COVID-19 vaccinations for the community at the Wewangrewu Health Center, Wajo district.

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Police Chief General Pol. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, acting Governor of South Sulawesi, Andi Sudirman Sulaiman, and Wajo district head Amran Mahmud also accompanied the President to the vaccination event.

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