Good News! Only 5 Red Zones Left in Indonesia

Red zone in Indonesia

After various efforts to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Indonesia, finally yielded positive results. As of September 5, 2021, the weekly report of the Covid-19 task force shows that Java-Bali islands are free from the Covid-19 red zone, and there are 5 Covid-19 red zones in Indonesia.

The Covid-19 task force risk map shows that Indonesia is now dominated by a yellow or low-risk zone with 327 districts/cities and an orange or medium risk zone with 181 districts/cities. As for the red zone, there are only 5 regencies/cities spread over 3 provinces in Indonesia.

The 5 red zones consist of Parigi Moutong (Central Sulawesi Province), Mappi (Papua), Pidie Jaya, Aceh Besar, and Banda Aceh City (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province).

Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, the spokesman for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, revealed that the sloping phase of the Covid-19 case was actually the most difficult challenge. This is due to maintaining the public discipline to continue implementing health protocols until the government’s resilience in the pandemic is being tested.

“This phase is the most difficult because this is where all levels of government and society are tested for discipline and resilience to maintain this sloping situation, so as not to experience a spike in cases again,”

explained Prof. Wiku as reported by detikcom on Tuesday (7/9).

Therefore, Wiku urges the public to always adhere to the health protocols collectively.