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Indonesia earns praise from WHO, WB for curbing COVID-19 cases

Tempo - September 29, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and developed countries have praised Indonesia for its success in curbing COVID-19 cases, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said.

The COVID-19 curve in Indonesia is currently flattening, he noted while inaugurating and swearing-in 85 administrators and supervisory officials of the Cabinet Secretariat.

"Right now, our daily cases are quite low, but I ask you to keep following the health protocols," he said at the ceremony, which was broadcast on the official website of the Cabinet Secretariat and accessed from Jakarta on Tuesday.

Indonesia added 2,057 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 4,211,460 since the country reported its first confirmed cases in March 2020, according to the COVID-19 Response Task Force.

Meanwhile, 124 people died of the infection on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 141,709, it reported.

With 3,511 patients recovering from the infection, the number of recoveries rose to 4,031,099, it said.

During the ceremony on Tuesday, Pramono asked his rank and file to stay disciplined in following the health protocols, including wearing face masks, keeping physical distance, and washing hands.

He also asked newly-inaugurated officials to perform their duties properly.

"You are surely aware that you work in the center of state power. Therefore, you must work seriously and take this responsibility as well as possible," he remarked.

"The Cabinet Secretariat rank and file must give their best services to the Indonesian President and Vice President to run the Cabinet," he added.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1511549/indonesia-earns-praise-from-who-wb-for-curbing-covid-19-case