Obeying Health Protocols Paramount During Emergency PPKM

The Java-Bali Emergency Public Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM) will be implemented in 122 regions from July 3 to July 20, 2021. Director of Humanity Medical Service Aksi Cepat Tanggap Dr. Muhamad Riedha Bambang said how important it is to obey health protocols during Emergency PPKM.

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Volunteer of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia delivers food for self-quarantine residents. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – The surge in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is increasingly worrying. In the last two weeks, from June 17 to June 30, 2021, the number of new Covid-19 cases soared to 240,620 people. The total number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia currently reaches 2.18 million people.

The government will implement the Java-Bali Emergency Public Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM) in 48 regions with a level 4 pandemic situation assessment and 74 districts/cities with a level 3 pandemic situation assessment.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, during a virtual press conference on Thursday (7/1/2021), said that the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM was carried out to curb the spread of Covid-19 and to recover the national economy.

Meanwhile, Director of ACT’s Humanity Medical Service Dr. Muhamad Riedha Bambang conveyed how important it is to maintain health protocols during the Emergency PPKM which will be held from July 3 to July 20, 2021.

"The second wave of Covid-19 that hit Indonesia should be a warning to all of us. The Covid-19 variant delta from India is more dangerous. It is important to stay at home and obey health protocols, such as wearing masks, washing hands, and staying away from crowds," said Dr. Riedha, Thursday (7/1/2021)

During this Emergency PPKM, Dr. Riedha conveyed the importance of vaccination as a preventive measure and to minimize the impact that occurs when exposed to Covid-19. "Vaccination is like wearing a seat belt when driving, not preventing accidents but preventing bad effects in the event of an accident," concluded Dr. Riedha.[]