"Hence, I urge the community and local religious leaders to comply with and support the campaign for health protocols during the enforcement of micro-scale activity restrictions (micro-scale PPKM) in their areas," spokesperson for Satgas COVID-19 Prof. Wiku Adisasmito noted in a written statement on Wednesday.
Adisasmito remarked that community discipline significantly contributed to the control efforts undertaken by the government. If the health protocols were disregarded, then the COVID-19 pandemic would become difficult to suppress.
In addition to campaigning for health protocols, the government has implemented micro-scale PPKM to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting community mobility through command posts (posko) at the village and sub-district levels that coordinate with health facilities.
The post aims to take strategic steps if a community is infected with COVID-19. The presence of the post is also deemed vital in ensuring micro-level containment of COVID-19 cases.
"Hence, I urge the local government, regional task forces, and the community to work together to maximize the role of the post, so that it can be effective in preventing COVID-19 cases," Adisasmito noted.
Earlier, he pointed to the trend in new COVID-19 cases in the past week in Indonesia at 11.9 percent, lower than the previous week. However, the death rate this week had decreased 34.1 percent.
"The handling of COVID-19 this week deserves to be lauded. The trend in new cases has decreased, and the figure tends to have shrunk as compared to last week," Adisasmito remarked.
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