President Allows Mudik with Booster as Main Condition

Diana Mariska
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau)
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau) - President Joko Widodo announced that Indonesians who have received their booster shots are allowed to return to their hometown, or mudik, to celebrate Idul Fitri.

Jokowi said this year, people across the country can make the mudik trips under the condition that they are fully vaccinated and have received booster jab.

“People are welcomed and allowed to mudik during Lebaran, under the condition that they have received two vaccine doses and one booster,” the President said on Wednesday, March 23.

The decision, he said, was taken after taking into consideration the latest COVID-19 situation in Indonesia that has been improving.

Furthermore, Indonesians are also given the green light to perform congregational tarawih, or evening Ramadan prayer, at mosques.

However, the President announced that state officials and civil servants are still banned from buka puasa bersama, or breaking fast together, during Ramadan and planning open house on Idul Fitri.

Widodo warned the public to remain strict in implementing health protocols to prevent the situation from quickly worsening.

“Hopefully, we can continue the improving trend, and I ask everyone to implement the health protocols and be strict in wearing mask, washing hands, and maintaining distance,” he concluded.

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