President Continues Working Visit Agenda in North Sumatra Amidst Covid Surge

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President Joko Widodo continued his visit to the region by visiting Karo Regency in North Sumatra today, Thursday (4/2), at a time when active Covid-19 cases reached 115,275. Jokowi departed from Medan using a Super Puma TNI AU helicopter. He will visit Liang Melas Datas, a village of orange farmers who previously held a protest at the Presidential Palace.

Upon arriving in Kutambelin Village, Liang Melas Datas, Karo Regency, President Jokowi and his entourage proceeded directly to Kampung Jeruk to inspect the road and engage in dialogue with the orange farmers, as quoted from the written statement by the Presidential Secretariat on Friday (4/2).

Afterward, Jokowi flew to Langkat Regency using the same helicopter. He plans to inaugurate the Binjai-Stabat Toll Road at the Stabat Toll Gate in Stabat Subdistrict.

During the afternoon, Jokowi will distribute direct cash assistance to traders at Kebun Lada Market in Binjai City. He will take a brief break to perform Friday prayers.

“After performing Friday prayers at a mosque near Binjai City, the President and his entourage will proceed directly to Soewondo Air Base in Medan to depart for Jakarta using the Indonesian-1 Presidential Aircraft,” said the Presidential Secretariat.

Jokowi has been on a working visit to North Sumatra since Wednesday (2/2). He has engaged in various activities, including inaugurating infrastructure projects and distributing aid to the community.

During this visit, Jokowi met many people, and official Presidential Secretariat photos showed crowds welcoming his arrival.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases in Indonesia continue to rise. The task force reported 27,197 new cases on Thursday (3/2), bringing the total number of active Covid-19 cases to 115,275