Banyuwangi (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited the Rogojampi public service market, Banyuwangi District, East Java, Thursday, after inspecting the steps taken to handle the COVID-19 pandemic in Surabaya.
Banyuwangi District Head Abdullah Azwar Annas welcomed the president, who arrived at the Banyuwangi International Airport at 14:00 WIB local time, in the company of Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and other related officials.
The president and his entourage headed to the Rogojampi Public Service Market from Banyuwangi Airport.
The head of state visited the two-story market while highlighting health protocols, such as wearing masks and face shields.
East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Chairman of the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 Doni Monardo were also present.
After a visit to Rogojampi, the head of state will also reportedly inspect tourist sites in the So Long Banyuwangi area to observe the readiness to imbibe new habits in the tourist destination
In Surabaya, President Jokowi reminded all people to harbor a common perception that all were currently reeling from a health and economic crisis.
Speaking in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic in East Java, the president urged the East Java government to work towards reducing the number of positive cases within a two-week period.
“Within two weeks, the COVID-19 handling efforts from all organizational units should be integrated,” Jokowi stated.
The number of COVID-19 cases in East Java, based on data from the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19, as of Wednesday (June 24) reached 10,298, while 750 succumbed to the coronavirus infection in East Java.
Source: ANTARA News