Bolster implementation of micro-level PPKM after Eid holiday: Jokowi

Bolster implementation of micro-level PPKM after Eid holiday: Jokowi

Coordinating Minister For Economic Affairs AIrlangga Hartarto. ANTARA/HO-Cabinet Secretariat Public Relations-Rahmat/pri.

The president's directive aims to strengthen the implementation of micro-level PPKM at their places of departure and their destinations in the regions, in Jakarta, for instance
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered to step up the enforcement of micro-level community activity restrictions (PPKM) after the Islamic Holiday of Eid al-Fitr 2021 in several regions to stem the transmission of COVID-19 infection.

Airlangga Hartarto, chairman of the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery, concurrently coordinating minister for economic affairs, conveyed Jokowi's instruction to the press following a closed-door ministerial cabinet meeting here on Monday.

"The president's directive aims to strengthen the implementation of micro-level PPKM at their places of departure and their destinations in the regions, in Jakarta, for instance," Hartarto remarked.

Mandatory checks are being conducted at Bakaheuni Port and the places of departure for travelers from Sumatra.

"Of course, we are optimistic that people entering Java, especially those from the regions that have increased (COVID-19 cases), are safe from COVID-19," he affirmed.

During the limited ministerial cabinet meeting, Hartarto reported to the president that the rate of COVID-19 cases was still relatively under control, wherein the national active case rate had reached 5.2 percent or lower than the global active case rate of 11.09 percent.

The national rate for COVID-19 case recovery reached 92 percent, while the global rate was recorded at 86.83 percent, whereas the national death rate is 2.8 percent as compared to the global rate at 2.07 percent.

"The national active case rate had decreased by 48.6 percent from the peak of cases on February 5, and the number of active cases have decreased by 7,595 in the past week. Hence, active cases are in the range of 90,800," he revealed.

Hartarto noted that the number of active cases had declined in several provinces, such as Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, Bangka Belitung, Jakarta, Maluku, Banten, NTB, North Maluku, Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, and South Sulawesi.

"If we compare it to the first week of April, an increasing trend was recorded in the weekly cases in Sumatra. Of course, we are monitoring the mobility of the population after Eid from Sumatra to Java," he stated.

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