Jokowi calls on public to remain calm, emphasizes importance of praying amid pandemic

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the public to remain patient and calm as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives of Indonesians across the archipelago.In a mass prayer event held by the Religious Affairs Ministry on Thursday morning, Jokowi encouraged the public to stay optimistic by assisting those in need during these unprecedented times.He also emphasized the importance of praying as a vital component in the country’s efforts to overcome the current health crisis.“Let us face this challenge with patience and composure. Panic is half of the disease, equanimity is half of a cure, and patience determines recovery,” Jokowi said in his opening speech.The President went on to say that he was moved by the rise of community movements that aim to provide for the needs of those bearing the brunt of the health emergency, as it signifies the country’s unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes.“[…] the rise of unity from all corners [of the nation] is a great force that strengthens my belief that we can overcome this disaster together,” Jokowi said.In the same event, COVID-19 national task force head Doni Monardo also called on citizens to support each other and keep practicing preventive measures to minimize the risk of infection.“I believe that, with the spirit of unity and discipline, we will be able to survive [this pandemic],” Doni said.Read also: COVID-19: People will feel calm if govt is credible, SBY saysThe event, which was streamed live on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel, featured several prominent religious figures, including Muslim scholar Quraish Shihab, Indonesia Confucianism High Assembly (Matakin) chairman Budi S. Tanuwibowo, and Indonesian Council of Bishops chairman Ignatius Cardinal Suharyo.As of Wednesday, Indonesia had confirmed at least 15,438 COVID-19 cases and 1,028 deaths linked to the disease.Topics :last_img read more

A pair of prime Tugun infill sites are up for grabs

first_img5 Boyd St, Tugun.A CALL to developers has been made after two infill sites in Tugun hit the market. Global property developer Pacific International has changed its plans to build 38 luxury beach houses in Tugun, giving other developers the chance to develop the land. One of the sites, located at Admiral Cres, includes a 14,840sq m parcel surrounded by established homes and townhouses.According to Pacific International, the site has an approved development application for 38 beach houses. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe second site at 5 Boyd St is a 2.616ha parcel with planning approval for a 560sq m home. Pacific International has engaged Ray White Commercial Gold Coast South’s Brad Duncalfe and commercial divestment specialist Corpacquire to market the two properties. “Lot 906 at Admiral Cres is an excellent site for a busy townhouse development or aged care facility, given its proximity to John Flynn hospital,” Mr Duncalfe said. “It’s the last large site available in the immediate area and is enhanced by incredible ocean views, easy access to the M1 and proximity to the beach and local amenities.” He said Lot 5 at Boyd St offered a private residence.“As one of only two properties on that side of the highway, it presents the ultimate exclusive home site with some of the Gold Coast’s best views and a private driveway.”last_img read more