West Java increases booster vaccination ahead of Eid al-Fitr return
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said the province’s COVID-19 task force will increase coverage of booster vaccinations throughout the region to anticipate a high mobility of people due to the return trip from Eid Al-Fitr.
“We are increasing vaccine coverage, especially booster coverage, since the president has ordered that only people who have received boosters be allowed to make the return trip,” he noted in a statement on Sunday.
Therefore, he said he called on the people of West Java to follow the guidelines and so. they can carry out the homecoming tradition and improve herd immunity.
“So in reality everyone is allowed to make a return trip, provided they have received the third dose of vaccination,” the governor said.
He added that the administration of booster vaccines was also carried out by the provincial government through mass vaccination in collaboration with the Indonesian National Broadcasting Commission (KPI), the West Java Regional KPI, the Agency West Java Regional Disaster Mitigation (BPBD) and West Java Indonesia. Association of Young Entrepreneurs (HIMPI).
The mass vaccination activity was held in the city of Bandung on March 26-27, 2022, with a target of 4,000 people as part of a series of activities to celebrate the 89th National Broadcasting Day.
The National Day is commemorated every April 1 in accordance with Presidential Decree Number 9 of 2019.
Earlier, President Joko Widodo announced in a virtual press conference at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on March 23, 2022 that the community was allowed to perform Eid Al-Fitr. back home trips if they have received the primary and booster vaccination.
The president added that Muslims could also perform the Tarawih prayer in congregation, a prayer that is usually performed together on the night of the month of Ramadan, in mosques in accordance with health protocols.
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