Implementation of PPKM outside Java-Bali Contributes to Decline COVID-19 Transmission

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 16 Agustus 2021
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Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto delivers statement on the evaluation and implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM) through video conference, Monday (16/7).(Photo captured from Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel)

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has said that the public activity restrictions (PPKM) has successfully reduced COVID-19 transmission outside the islands of Java and Bali. During a period of 9 to 16 August 2021, COVID-19 cases in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali has declined by 9.5 percent.

Alhamdulillah, thank God, there is a decline. As we may be aware of, the cases in regions outside Java and Bali comprising 31 percent of the total national cases,” Airlangga said in a press statement on the evaluation and implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM) through video conference, Monday (16/7).

For the record, active cases in regions outside Java and Bali reached 50.8 percent, while recovery rate was at 81.2 percent and confirmed fatality rate at 2.8 percent.

The Minister added that the Government focused on limiting people’s mobility, enforcing strict health protocols, and increasing testing, tracing, and treatment measures. The Government also encouraged the public to do self-isolation at centralized isolation facilities.

In addition, the Government also made efforts to increase vaccination rate in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali. It is expected that the rate can go up to match the national rate.

On that occasion, Airlangga explained the COVID-19 condition in each island.

Sumatra Island, he said, has contributed 14.06 percent of the total national COVID-19 active cases. Meanwhile, recovery rate in the Island reached 80.96 percent, confirmed fatality rate was at 3.17 percent, active cases was at 15.8 percent or declined by 8.86 percent compared to the result last week.

“Kalimantan Island has contributed 7.76 percent of the total national COVID-19 active cases. Meanwhile, recovery rate reached 83.05 percent, confirmed fatality rate was at 2.95 percent, active cases was at 13.99 percent or declined by 12.12 percent compared to the result last week,” he said.

Sulawesi Island has contributed 5.24 percent of the total national COVID-19 active cases. Meanwhile, recovery rate in the Island reached 81.36 percent, confirmed fatality rate was at 2.32 percent, active cases was at 16.33 percent or declined by 2.51 percent compared to the result last week.

“Maluku, Papua, and Nusa Tenggara have contributed 3.99 percent of the total national active cases. Meanwhile, recovery rate reached 80.71 percent, fatality rate was at 1.84 percent, active cases was at 17.45 percent or declined by 14.96 percent,” he added.

He went on to say that there are no changes in municipalities and regencies in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali during the extension period of PPKM.

“Implementation of PPKM at regencies and municipalities in regions outside Java and Bali is extended until 23 August 2021. There are 45 regencies/cities implementing PPKM Level 4, 302 regencies/municipalities implementing PPKM Level 3, and 39 regencies/municipalities implementing PPKM Level 2,” he explained. (TGH/UN) (RAS/LW)

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