We should be grateful, still, we need to stay vigilant.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has urged the public to be grateful that the daily COVID-19 transmission rate has continued to flatten, reflecting the good handling of the pandemic in the country.

“We should be grateful, still, we need to stay vigilant,” he said at the 2021 Finance Summit, televised here on Thursday.

Globally, COVID-19 transmission cases have been declining, and Indonesia has also passed the peak of the second wave, with the daily case count currently below two thousand, he noted.

“The government, either central or regional administration, has made unwavering efforts that were inseparably supported by the public as well as the simultaneous accelerated vaccination across Indonesia,” Amin said.

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Indonesia’s economy has started to show a positive trend with public consumption increasing with the fall in COVID-19 cases, he noted.

“As the public activity restriction has been eased in several regions, public consumption has started to show a positive trend. The production performance remains resilient supported by exports that significantly increased in August 2021,” Amin said.

Meanwhile, the Vice President lauded all stakeholders from the sharia economy and finance sectors, saying the halal product industry in Indonesia has created added value for the economy nationally, he highlighted.

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The growth in the halal value chain in the agriculture sector and halal food has been more than the GDP growth, meanwhile the export value of food ingredients has risen from US$30 billion in 2019 to US$34 billion in 2020, he noted.

“We should be grateful that the halal product industry sector has contributed the added value for the national economy during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he remarked.

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Translator: Fransiska Ninditya, Juwita Tri
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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