Govt Braces for International Arrival Peak in Early 2022, Preps Scenario

Translator

internship

27 December 2021 18:24 WIB

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has his body temperature checked before a meeting with President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace complex, Central Jakarta, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Checking body temperature conditions for guests and officials to anticipate the spread of the corona virus or Covid-19 in the environment Presidential palace. ANTARA PHOTOS/Sigid Kurniawan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government would continue to tighten up the entrances to the country by land, sea and air to prevent the further spread of the Omicron variant.

Besides continuing with stricter quarantine of 10-14 days for international travelers, the government has also prepared an anticipative scenario to deal with a possible surge in international travelers that is projected to occur at the beginning of next year.

“There should be no requests for dispensation for trivial matters, except for medication purposes or other crucial matters,” Luhut said in a release on Monday, December 27, 2021.

According to him, the number of confirmed Omicron cases in the nation has reached 46. “They mostly came from international travelers, while the rest were workers at Wisma Atlet,”

Luhut claimed the stern measures the government had taken to keep Omicron from the nation had successfully kept the COVID-19 rate at a low level, and that there had been no signs to date that a third wave was likely due to Omicron.

Luhut said hospital admissions and death rates were also showing signs of a controllable situation. “But we have to keep our eyes peeled. The monitoring of COVID-19 cases will continue down to the regency and municipality level and all elements of society should adhere to the health protocols,” he said.

Read: Micro Lockdown 'A Possibility' If Omicron Spreads Broader: Govt

CAESAR AKBAR

Indonesia Covid-19 Update: 1,831 New Cases, 3 Deaths

10 jam lalu

Indonesia Covid-19 Update: 1,831 New Cases, 3 Deaths

Covid-19 positive cases in Indonesia continue to increase.


Indonesia Logs 1,907 New Covid-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

2 hari lalu

Indonesia Logs 1,907 New Covid-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

Indonesia continues to see high numbers of new Covid-19 cases per day.


Luhut Mulls Requiring Vaccine Booster for Travel

2 hari lalu

Luhut Mulls Requiring Vaccine Booster for Travel

Coordinating Minister Luhut is considering plans to determine a vaccine booster as a travel requirement following the rising COVID-19 active cases.


Tangerang City Reinstates Isolation Facility as Covid-19 Cases Rise

2 hari lalu

Tangerang City Reinstates Isolation Facility as Covid-19 Cases Rise

The Tangerang City administration has reinstated the 40-bed Manis Jaya concentrated isolation house (RIT) as Covid-19 cases grow.


Indonesia Logs Almost 2,000 New Covid-19 Cases in 24 Hours

3 hari lalu

Indonesia Logs Almost 2,000 New Covid-19 Cases in 24 Hours

The infection rate of Covid-19 in Indonesia continues to rise.


Indonesia Deports Japanese Man Accused of Covid-19 Relief Fraud

3 hari lalu

Indonesia Deports Japanese Man Accused of Covid-19 Relief Fraud

Directorate General of Immigration Office deported MT, a Japanese fugitive is accused of defrauding his country's Covid-19 relief fund scheme.


IDI Urges Govt to Step Up Booster Vaccination amid COVID-19 Hike

4 hari lalu

IDI Urges Govt to Step Up Booster Vaccination amid COVID-19 Hike

Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) urges the govt to step up booster vaccinations as an anticipatory measure against COVID-19 cases hike.


IDI Encourages People to Wear Masks Outdoors due to COVID-19 Hike

4 hari lalu

IDI Encourages People to Wear Masks Outdoors due to COVID-19 Hike

Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) encourages people to be aware of the rising COVID-19 trend with over 1,000 daily infections since the last week.


WHO Director Finds Latest Perception of Pandemic 'Distorted'

5 hari lalu

WHO Director Finds Latest Perception of Pandemic 'Distorted'

WHO director-general urged each and every member country not to neglect the threat and risk of new Covid-19 variants and pandemics in general.


Omicron BA.4, BA.5 Won't Trigger New COVID-19 Wave: Health Ministry

5 hari lalu

Omicron BA.4, BA.5 Won't Trigger New COVID-19 Wave: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry expressed optimism that Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants did not have the potential to trigger a new COVID-19 wave in Indonesia.