President Joko Widodo has decided to allow people to go home this year. For this reason, President Jokowi asked his staff to carefully prepare for the implementation of this homecoming, especially considering the high interest of those who will go home.
This was conveyed by the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK) Muhadjir Effendy, after attending the Limited Meeting (ratas) for the Preparation of Eid al-Fitr 1443 Hijriah led by President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace, on Wednesday (April 6, 2022).
“He has ordered that all relevant ministries and institutions be prepared carefully, considering that based on projections or predictions from the results of a survey conducted by the Ministry of Transportation, the number who will carry out mudik is between 76-86 million Indonesians who will carry out Eid homecoming after two years. absent, there is no going home,” said the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture.
President Jokowi also appealed for the implementation of this year’s homecoming to be regulated appropriately and strictly so as not to pose unnecessary risks and allow the community to return home safely to their destination. One of the points that President Jokowi emphasized is that the current number of Covid-19 cases could remain even lower after Eid.
For this reason, the head of state has instructed that vaccinations, especially the second and booster doses, be carried out carefully, especially for those who are going home. According to the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, the booster vaccine is a determining factor in reducing the number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19, based on the results of field tests.
“Why? Because if people get a booster or get a third vaccine, their immunity level will be several times higher than those who don’t get a booster,” he added.
In this regard, in the momentum of Ramadan, the government is trying to vaccinate at night during tarawih prayers. The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture appealed to people who want to go home to immediately register and visit vaccination locations which are opened in rotation at several mosques, especially in areas that will be departed for homecoming, namely Jabodetabek, West Java and parts of Central Java.
“We reiterate that everyone who wants to go home must be vaccinated immediately, especially those who have received the second dose, so that they can be given a booster vaccine,” he said.
During the meeting, the President also reminded his staff that there are two things that must be considered during this year’s Lebaran homecoming, namely the supply of food materials and fuel oil (BBM).
“Previously the relevant ministries have reported their readiness and God willing, most of them are ready, and there are other things that are still being perfected or repaired, especially going home in 2022,” he said.