The Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing in Indonesia. Positive cases of exposure to the virus are increasing every day. In fact, the latest data on last Sunday, January 30, 2022, new positive cases of Covid-19 have recorded again above 10,000, to be exact 12,422 cases.
The total positive number was also contributed by the new variant of Covid-19, namely the Omicron variant, which is currently spreading rapidly in Indonesia.
Despite continuing to record positive daily cases, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenkes) said the percentage increase in cases in Indonesia was still lower than in neighboring countries. Cases of transmission of this virus in Indonesia are also more controlled than in some countries.
When compared with Indonesia, the following is a comparison of positive COVID-19 confirmation data in several neighboring countries:
Indonesia : 13.27 per 1 million population
Thailand : 110.20 per 1 million population
Malaysia : 121.19 per 1 million population
Singapore : 825.80 per 1 million population
Philippines : 233.71 per 1 million population
India : 220.71 per 1 million population
The spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination Ministry of Health, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi explained that the government’s implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) was the key to controlling the transmission rate of Covid-19. This makes the virus cases in Indonesia more controllable.
He added, as quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Health, Monday (31/1/2022), “These efforts are carried out consistently and evaluated regularly. So that every time there are additional cases with small or large numbers, good care management is immediately carried out in the hospital. hospital.”
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health also provides telemedicine services for COVID-19 patients who are self-isolating. Starting from consultation to get free medicine.
This is an anticipatory step taken by the Ministry of Health as a precaution against the new variant of Omicron.
Tarmizi said, “We always urge the public not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary. Even now, in the midst of the outbreak of the Omicron variant, we always ask the public to postpone overseas trips because the spread of the variant cases often occurs overseas.”
Admittedly or not, the implementation of this PPKM, although according to many parties it can slow down or even kill the community’s economy, especially the lower middle class, can effectively curb the spread of Covid-19 and its new variant in Indonesia.
Stay healthy from Covid-19 transmission by always obeying health protocols, wearing masks, maintaining distance in public places, and always washing hands.