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Jokowi to resume regional working visits starting Thursday

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 17, 2020   /   03:18 pm
Jokowi to resume regional working visits starting Thursday President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speaks during a visit to the national COVID-19 task force office at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency headquarters in East Jakarta. (Courtesy of Presidential Press Bureau/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to restart his working visits to regions across the country on Thursday as the government transitions into the so-called “new normal” period.

Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono confirmed the first visit.

“[Jokowi] plans to visit Central Java [on Thursday],” he said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Heru, however, did not reveal the remaining schedule for the President’s trip to Central Java.

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The President and his entourage would apply strict health protocols during the visits, he said.

Jokowi was previously limited to working from the State Palace in Jakarta and Bogor Palace in West Java as the government had imposed restrictions on intercity travel, including for the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), to prevent COVID-19 from spreading from the country’s epicenter of Jakarta to other regions.

The President attended several virtual meetings with Indonesian officials, as well as international partners, during the restrictions. (aly)