Jokowi: Indonesia's active Covid-19 case incidence lower than global average


People wearing face masks commute on a public bus in Jakarta. The average incidence of active cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia has reduced to lower than the world's, said President Joko Widodo on Monday (Oct 26, 2020). - AFP

JAKARTA, Oct 27 (Xinhua): The average incidence of active cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Indonesia has reduced to lower than the world's, said President Joko "jokowi" Widodo on Monday.

"The active cases in Indonesia per Oct 25, 2020, average at 16.08 per cent (of the cumulative cases). These are lower than the world's average active cases that reach 23.73 percent (of the cumulative cases)," the president told a cabinet meeting.

Compared to figures last month, the average rate for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Indonesia also fell from 3.83 per cent to 3.41 per cent, he said, adding that this is however still higher than the world's average, at 2.28 per cent.

Widodo said the average recovery rate has risen to 80.51 per cent, compared to 73.60 per cent globally.

"I think those three things need to be known by all parties, showing that our hard works have resulted in those figures that I have just said," he added.

Meanwhile, it was also reported that most indonesians have agreed to be vaccinated for the Covid-19, according to an official survey on Monday.

The survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sept 30, 2020, concluded that 64.80 per cent of respondents agree to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the other 7.60 per cent do not want vaccination for various reasons and 27.60 per cent still did not know.

From the 7.60 per cent who against the vaccine, as many as 59.03 per cent were unsure about the safety of the vaccine, 43.17 per cent were unsure about the effectiveness and 24.20 percent were afraid of the side effects and 26.04 per cent did not believe in the vaccine.

In addition, 15.97 per cent and 31.24 per cent of respondents refused to be vaccinated for religious reasons and other reasons respectively. - Reuters
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