Gov’t Extends PPKM Outside Java, Bali Until 6 December
The implementation of the public activity restrictions (PPKM) outside Java and Bali islands will be continued for two weeks starting from 23 November to 6 December 2021, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has announced.
During this period, the Government listed vaccination rate as a parameter for determining the level of PPKM in regencies/cities. Regions with the first dose of vaccination below 50 percent increased by 1 level of PPKM.
“The PPKM in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali will be extended for two weeks from 23 November to 6 December. The level of PPKM will be determined based on the vaccination coverage. For regions below 50 percent (of vaccination coverage), the PPKM will be increased by 1 level,” said Airlangga after attending a limited meeting on PPKM evaluation, Monday (22/11) at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.
He further detailed that as many as 109 regencies/cities are at Level 3, 200 regencies/cities at Level 2, and 77 regencies/cities at Level 1 PPKM. Meanwhile, at the provincial level, he added, there is no region at level 3 and 4, 20 provinces at level 2, and 7 provinces at level 1.
He also explained the development of active cases and daily cases of COVID-19 which continued to experience a downward trend.
According to him, national active cases as of 21 November 2021 were 8,126 cases or 0.19 percent of the total cases. Daily confirmed cases as of 21 November were 314 cases and an average of 7 days (7DMA) was 365 cases, decreased by 99.45 percent from the peak of daily confirmed cases on 15 July 2021 which reached 56,757 cases.
Meanwhile for regions outside Java and Bali, he continued, in the past week there has been an increase in weekly confirmed cases in several provinces, namely East Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung Islands, and Southeast Sulawesi.
“East Nusa Tenggara province rises to 77 cases in a week, West Kalimantan province is 43 cases, Riau province is 16 cases, Bangka Belitung Islands is 15 cases, Southeast Sulawesi province is 6 cases in a week. However, all of them are still in the same (assessment) level, there is no increase in the level,” he said.
For the effective case reproduction rate (Rt), Airlangga added, it is also still maintained below 1. However, as for vaccination achievements, a number of provinces outside Java and Bali still need to be accelerated because of the low coverage.
“From the vaccination rate, only two provinces had adequate levels (of first dose vaccination) with more than 70 percent coverage, namely Riau Islands and Bangka Belitung Islands. Meanwhile, at the medium level, there are 11 provinces at the medium level (50%-70%), and 14 provinces still below 50 percent,” he said. (FID / UN) (EST / MUR)