NEWS NATIONAL 'We don't want people to panic': Jokowi says on lack of transparency about COVID cases

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right) answers reporter's questions at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Feb. 12, 2020. (Presidential Press Bureau/Muchlis Jr) Share Dyaning Pangestika (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta   ●   Sat, March 14, 2020 President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has admitted that he was deliberately holding back some information on COVID-19 cases to prevent the public from panicking.  “Indeed, we did not deliver certain information to the public because we did not want to stir panic. We have worked hard to overcome this, since the novel coronavirus outbreak can happen regardless of the country border,” Jokowi said on Friday. He assured the public that his administration had tried its best to overcome the pandemic through several measures. He also told the public to remain calm and vigilant


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