Jakarta, December 22 Indonesian President Joko announced a cabinet reshuffle on the 22nd to respond to the coronavirus epidemic and accelerate the pace of economic recovery.
The reorganization involves the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries, the Ministry of Trade, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Among them, the current mayor of Surabaya, Teri Rismaharini, will be the Minister of Social Affairs, Sandiaga Uno, the former Vice Governor of Jakarta, will be the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, and Budi Gunavan Sadikin, the current Deputy Minister of State-owned Enterprises, will be the Minister of Health. Six new ministers will officially take office on the 23rd.
Earlier, the corruption scandal was exposed in Zoko’s cabinet.
At that time, the Minister of Social Affairs, Iuliari Batubara, and the Minister of Maritime and Fisheries Eddie Prabovo were sacked on suspicion of corruption.
Four other replaced ministers were allegedly accused of ineffective work in epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery.
At present, the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia has not been effectively controlled.
According to the data released by Indonesian officials on the 22nd, 6,347 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added on the same day, with a total of 678,125 confirmed cases; 172 new deaths were reported, with a total of 20,57 deaths.