Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo seeks to balance health and economy during coronavirus pandemic

  • The president, also known as Jokowi, said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech that Covid-19 must not hinder structural reforms to the economy
  • He proposed a US$188 billion budget for 2022 as he set higher growth targets despite a resurgence of cases fuelled by the Delta variant

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a traditional Baduy outfit, raises his fist and shouts 'Merdeka' or 'Freedom' as he delivers his annual state of the nation address in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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