Indonesian President affirms no Cabinet reshuffle

JAKARTA, Feb 120 (Bernama): Indonesian President Joko Widodo this week has affirmed that there will be no Cabinet reshuffle in a near future as the government is focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic combat.

In late last year, the President inaugurated six ministers and five vice-ministers of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet at the State Palace, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA) according to Antara News.

The six ministers are Yaqut Cholil Khoumas as religious affairs minister; Budi Gunadi Sadikin as health minister; Tri Rismaharani as social affairs minister; Muhammad Lutfi as trade minister; Sakti Wahyu Trenggono as maritime affairs and fisheries minister; and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno as tourism and creative economy minister/chief of the Tourism and Creative Economy Board.

They were appointed as ministers based on Presidential Decree No. 133/P/2020 dated Dec 23, 2020, on the replacement of several ministers of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet for the 2014-2024 term.

Meanwhile, the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 10,614 in the past 24 hours to 1,263,299, with the death toll adding by 183 to 34,152, the country's Health Ministry said on Friday (Feb 19).

According to the ministry, 10,783 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from Covid-19 to 1,069,005. The coronavirus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

In the last 24 hours, West Java recorded 3,847 new confirmed cases, Jakarta 1,920, Central Java 1,206, East Kalimantan 718 and East Java 572 - Bernama

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