Outspoken Reasons for Jokowi Withdrawing PPKM Ahead of New Year’s Eve 2023, Why are you in such a hurry, Sir?

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Suara.com – President Jokowi has officially issued the PPKM policy to be revoked before New Year 2023, which has the potential to stir large crowds. Is it true that the rush to restore the economy rather than health?

When answering this, the number one person in Indonesia said that people should separate economic and health issues. He emphasized that the PPKM was only revoked because data and research showed that Covid-19 was under control in Indonesia.

This data includes immunity or public immunity from Covid-19 according to a sero survey in June 2022, with 98.5 percent. Including daily cases since December 29, only 685 people were infected with Covid-19.

A number of vehicles pass by a mural with a COVID-19 theme in Jakarta, Friday (26/11/2021). [Suara.com/Angga Budhiyanto]

Out of the hundreds of cases, only 4.79 percent of the people needed care at home. Including Jokowi also said that the government had consulted and discussed with experts such as doctors and epidemiologists.

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“All this went through studies and he saw how the developments are from month to month. So this is a precaution, we are not in a hurry to remove (PPKM) even if at that time there was no spike in cases,” said Jokowi in a press conference. , Friday (30/12/2022) .

Jokowi added that, even though Indonesia had not imposed regulations on travel abroad or arrivals with PCR tests at airports from January 22, 2022, and there was even an increase in the Omicron variant, Indonesia still managed to control the pandemic.

“And we are one of the few countries in the world that have not experienced a wave of pandemics in 10 to 11 consecutive months. What does this mean, the repeal of the PPKM was not originally revoked, based on scientific studies,” explained Jokowi.

A number of prospective passengers walked to Manggarai Station, Jakarta, Monday (13/9/2021). [Suara.com/Angga Budhiyanto]
A number of prospective passengers walked to Manggarai Station, Jakarta, Monday (13/9/2021). [Suara.com/Angga Budhiyanto]

So that with the PPKM deleted, the government will no longer limit travel activities in the community, nor limit the crowds. But instead, people need to be aware and introspective when crowds should be avoided.

In the meantime, the rules for wearing masks will continue, especially in closed spaces and places with large crowds.

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“The use of masks in crowds and closed spaces should continue, awareness about vaccination should be encouraged, because it increases immunity,” he concluded.

Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini from www.suara.com.

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