PPKM Stops Today. When Will the Government Fully Stop It?


The implementation of the Community Activity Restrictions officially stops today, Monday (6/6) in all regions of Indonesia. There is no further news on whether the government will continue PPKM or not.

However, according to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo statement, PPKM will not stop until the Covid-19 pandemic can be handled 100% even though there is an opportunity to stop it in August. Then, how was the state of the pandemic in Indonesia in the past week? Here’s the explanation.

It is known that the implementation of restrictions on community activities officially ends on June 6, 2022. This is in line with the Instructions of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) 26/2022 and 27/2022 which were signed by the Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian on Tuesday, June 24, 2022.

For the Java and Bali regions, the number of regions in Level 1 has increased from the original 11 regions to 41 regions.

Meanwhile, regions at Level 2 have decreased from the original 116 regions to 86 regions, and regions at Level 3 remain 1 region, and there are no regions at Level 4.

The extension of PPKM outside Java-Bali also has the same condition, namely the increase in the number of regions in Level 1 from the original 88 regions to 170 regions.

Meanwhile, the number of regions at Level 2 decreased from the original 276 regions to 196 regions, and the number of regions at Level 3 decreased from the original 22 regions to 20 regions.

Furthermore, based on data from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), additional Covid-19 cases over the past week (30 May-5 June 2022) reached 2,385, up 30.7% compared to the previous week (23-29 May 2022).

This means that Covid-19 cases have increased in the last two weeks. In the previous week, Covid-19 cases also rose 0.6%.

A drastic increase also occurred in the positivity rate ratio. Last week, the average positivity rate reached 0.71%. This level is much higher than in the previous week which was recorded at 0.57%.

On Sunday (5/6/2022), the positivity rate even penetrated 1.14%. This level is the highest level on April 15 (1.26%) or more than a month ago.

However, the death toll fell by 21.2% in the past week. The number of patients who died from Covid-19 in the past week reached 41 people, while in the previous week there were 52.

Previously, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan had opened his voice regarding the plan to fully stops the PPKM policy. According to him, the government may take this option sometime in the future.

However, Luhut emphasized that the government would first listen to the arguments of experts in this field before taking a policy. According to him, the decision to continue or not PPKM will remain in the hands of President Jokowi.

“Yes, it is possible, but we will hear later, have a meeting first, maybe Saturday-Sunday we will have a meeting with the experts, for later we will recommend it to the president,” said Luhut.

Previously, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said the government opened up opportunities to stops PPKM which had been in effect since August 2021.