Govt Calls on People to Always Obey Health Protocols

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  • Residents walk on a pedestrian pedestrian bridge (JPO) without a roof on Jalan Sudirman, Jakarta, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The public is asked to continue to apply the discipline of health protocols even though the daily cases of Covid-19 have been sloping. ANTARA/Hafidz Mubarak A

    Residents walk on a pedestrian pedestrian bridge (JPO) without a roof on Jalan Sudirman, Jakarta, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The public is asked to continue to apply the discipline of health protocols even though the daily cases of Covid-19 have been sloping. ANTARA/Hafidz Mubarak A

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Pandemic is not over yet. Most people are still aware of the pandemic therefore the health protocol is still strictly maintained. However, along with the easing of Public Mobility Restrictions (PPKM), the health protocol in several area aren't so strict anymore.

    It takes everyone's effort to optimize health safety, considering that the threat of pandemic is not over yet. In the last few weeks, data on behaviour change from Covid-19 Task Force shows the obediency level of health protocol is well maintained.

    "Average score usage of masks has reached 8.25 in the last 3 weeks. Meanwhile, average score of keeping distances and washing hands is on 8.02 on the same period," says Sonny B. Harmadi, The Chief of Behaviour Change of Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, October 24.

    However, the data also shows since third October to October 22, the number of area that do not maintain health protocol is increasing. "The decreasing of health protocol obedience is not only on City level but also on the level below it," says Sonny.

    For instance, on October third there is 8.13% of cities who's obedience level to wear masks is below 60% and on October 22 the number of the area included in the red zone is increasing to 10.19%. "If this continues, it will increase the potential of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia," claims him.

    Strictly maintain health protocol and absolute consistency is required in the middle of easing of public mobility so there will be no third wave cases. "Whether the cases has gone up or down, people still needs to maintain strict health protocol."

    Minister of Information and Communication, Johnny G. Plate repeatedly reminds people to stay alert even when the cases has gone down. "The Government always reminds us to maintain the protocol and get vaccinated becausewe do not want another wave of Covid-19," claims Johnny on Sunday, October 24. He also requested the regional heads to keep an eye to maintain health protocol in their area. "They need to stay alert, keep maintains the people to be discipline about protocol and intensify vaccinations program."

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