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Palace says ‘in compliance’ as Jokowi seen without mask

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 6 2020   /  01:00 am
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (left), Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto (second left), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD (center) and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right) are seen without masks during a Cabinet meeting at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday.(Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/via kompas.com)

The State Palace vowed compliance with health protocol on Tuesday after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and several ministers faced criticism on social media for not wearing masks in photographs taken during a Cabinet meeting on Monday. In the photos posted on the Cabinet Secretariat's Twitter account @setkabgoid on Monday, Jokowi was seen without a mask while leading a limited Cabinet meeting discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and the national economic recovery at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto and Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD were seen sitting opposite the President, also without masks on. Some other ministers present in the meeting, such as Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, State Secretary Pratikno and Cabinet Se...