TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) realizes that people just want to do their jobs.
However, the new government will ease the Emergency PPKM if the number of Covid-19 cases is low.
“I understand there are people’s aspirations to ease socio-economic activities. Things like this can be done when the number of cases of transmission of Covid-19 is low and chronic cases admitted to hospital are low,” President Jokowi said Monday (7/19/2021) in a briefing to regional heads across the country. Indonesia. .
Jokowi is concerned that the number of Covid-19 cases will increase and hospitals will be overwhelmed with receiving patients if his side relaxes the PPKM for emergencies.
“Imagine, if these restrictions are relaxed, then the cases will rise again and the hospital will not be able to accommodate the existing patients. This will cause the capacity of our health facilities (Faskes) to collapse,” explains Jokowi.
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He also recalled that the key to overcoming the pandemic is Covid-19 vaccination and the implementation of health protocols.
“There are currently only two keys: first, speed up vaccination. Second, the discipline of health protocols, especially the wearing of masks,” he said.
End of the pandemic
On the other hand, Jokowi said the pandemic could continue for a long time due to the emergence of a new variant of Covid-19.
“The end of this pandemic cannot be predicted. After the first variant comes the Delta variant,” explains Jokowi.