World Health Organization has again warned Indonesia regarding the high mobility rate, in this case in the Java Island area.
Quoted from Reuters, new data as of August 19 shows mobility for retail and leisure is reaching pre-pandemic levels in several key regions.
The retail and recreation sector includes restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, libraries, museums, and amusement parks.
Collectively, community mobility in this sector is recorded at 97 million people in Banten, West Java, and Central Java.
WHO warns that urgent action is essential to anticipate and reduce the impact of increased mobility on the transmission and capacity of health systems.
As known, in the last few weeks, Indonesia has become one of the global pandemics epicenters. Therefore, WHO calls for additional urgent action to address the sharp increase in infections in 13 of Indonesia’s 34 provinces.
“Indonesia is currently facing very high transmission rates, and this demonstrates the importance of implementing strict public health and social measures, particularly movement restrictions, across the country,” the WHO said in its report.