Updates - COVID-19
The Dutch government announced its first set of stricter coronavirus restrictions in nearly a half-year to combat a surge in new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Nearly 7,000 infections were reported in the country on Friday, seven times the amount a week ago. The moving average stood at 3,190, when just on June 30 that figure was 608.
Refering to the announcement of the National Task Force for COVID-19 Handling Circular Letter Number 14 Year 2021 concerning Provisions for Domestic Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period (SE-14/2021) and the Addendum to the National Task Force for Handling COVID-19 Number 8 of 2021 Circular Letter concerning International Travel Health Protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period (Addendum SE-08/2021), below is the additional information regarding domestic and international travelling to Indonesia:
Effective 6 July 2021
In order to protect the people of the Republic of Indonesia from imported cases of increased transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 and SARSCoV-2 new variants, namely, the Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Gamma variants that are developing in various countries including Indonesia, a prompt response from the Government is needed to add special provisions for international travelers entering to Indonesia. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia has set regulatory adjustment as follow:
Jakarta – The government has officially decided to impose Emergency PPKM or restrictions to community activities starting from July 3 to July 20, 2021. The emergency restrictions is a decisive step that has been taken in light of the surge in positive cases over the past week as well as bed occupancy rates that have exceeded exponentially since the last spike in cases, namely during the Christmas holidays and New Year 2020.
Jakarta - All regional governments are currently working on the best mitigation efforts that are tailored to the characteristics of their respective regions through Micro PPKM. The primary infrastructure owned by PPKM Mikro is the Posko or command posts, combined with a diverse set of elements and functions thus forming an important capital in effective implementation.
Jakarta - Weekly COVID-19 cases in Indonesia have finally reached its peak this week, amounting to 125.396 cases, much higher than the record high in January 2021, wherein weekly cases amounted to 89.902. As such, the government has decided to enforce strict measures in the form of an Emergency PPKM or restrictions on community activities from 3 to 20 July 2021.
RECOMMENDATION OF HOTEL QUARANTINE (REPATRIASI) - JAKARTA
(FOR INDONESIAN & FOREIGNER)
The Dutch government acquired a robot that will significantly up its capacity for analyzing coronavirus tests. The robot, officially called STRIP-1 but commonly referred to as The Beast, can process approximately 20 thousand PCR tests per 24 hours and deliver the results online. The cost per test is also significantly lower, the Ministry of Public Health announced on Thursday.