Elderly vaccinations still PPKM parameter for Java-Bali: ministry

Elderly vaccinations still PPKM parameter for Java-Bali: ministry

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is also the coordinator for community restrictions (PPKM) in Java-Bali. (ANTARA/Presidential Secretariat Youtube Channel/rst)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Elderly vaccination coverage will remain a parameter for determining the regional level for enforcement of community restrictions (PPKM) in Java-Bali, according to the Home Affairs Ministry's Regulation (Inmendagri) number 53 of 2021, released Tuesday.

The regulation concerning PPKM Level 3, 2, and 1 in Java and Bali regions states that the determination of the regional level will be regulated by indicators set by the Health Ministry for adjusting public health efforts and social restrictions for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is also added with indicators of total achievement of dose 1 (first dose) vaccination and dose 1 vaccination for seniors over 60 years of age from the vaccination target," the regulation stated.

The PPKM level of a district or city will reduce from level 3 to level 2 if it successfully achieves 50 percent of its vaccination target and provided the first dose to 40 percent of seniors aged over 60, as per the regulation.

The PPKM level will be lowered from level 2 to level 1 upon reaching 70 percent first dose vaccination coverage and administering the first dose to a minimum of 60 percent of seniors aged over 60, it added.

Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has issued two instructions regarding PPKM, namely Inmendagri 53/2021 and Inmendagri 54/2021.

Inmendagri number 53 of 2021 concerning PPKM Level 3, 2, and 1 in Java and Bali will be in effect from October 19, 2021 until November 1, 2021.

Inmendagri number 54 of 2021 is an instruction on the implementation of PPKM Level 3, 2 and Level 1 in Sumatra, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua.

The instruction will also come into effect on October 19, 2021 and expire on November 8, 2021.

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