President Joko Widodo (Photo:MI/Ramdani)
President Joko Widodo (Photo:MI/Ramdani)

Jokowi Calls for Calm amid Coronavirus Fears

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Nur Azizah, Christopher Harindra • 04 Februari 2020 17:57
Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked the public not to panic over the coronavirus outbreak. The President has asked his staff to carry out prevention and protection protocols.
"I give the facts to all people everywhere so that they do not need to panic," Jokowi said while chairing a limited meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
The government has anticipated the effects of the spread of the virus. Some of them are enactment of health protocols and tighteining of entry of people from mainland China into Indonesia.

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"It does not allow all travelers who arrive from mainland China or have been there for 14 days to enter and transit in Indonesia," he said.
The government has also temporarily suspended free-visa and visa-on-arrival facilities for Chinese citizens. This policy was taken to protect Indonesian citizens.
"Our citizens in China have been evacuated and are currently still being observed in Natuna," he said.
The limited meeting was attended by a number of relevant ministers, including Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama and Minister of Trade Agus Supramanto.


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