Ministry of Health Claims that Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases are the Most Controlled in Asia

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The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) claims that the addition of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is the most under control compared to five other countries in Asia. This is evidenced by the not-so-high number of additional cases from other countries such as India, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Based on data from Our World in Data, new confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 1 million population in Indonesia are dominantly sloping. This means that Indonesia has a low number of additional confirmed Covid-19 cases. As of January 26, the positive confirmation rate in Indonesia was 13.27 per 1 million population.

This data is much lower when compared to Singapore with positive confirmations at 825.80 per 1 million population, the Philippines at 233.71 per 1 million population, India at 220.71 per 1 million population, Malaysia at 121.19 per 1 million population. , and Thailand at 110.20 per 1 million population

Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Vaccination Ministry of Health, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the Indonesian Ministry of Health made various efforts by making regulations that lead to preventing the spread of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health imposes a level of restriction on community activities (PPKM) in each region.

The PPKM is accompanied by strict health protocols, namely wearing masks, maintaining distance, washing hands with soap, reducing mobility, and staying away from crowds.

“These efforts are carried out consistently and evaluated regularly. So that every time there are additional cases with small or large numbers, good care management is immediately carried out at the hospital,” said Siti in a written statement, Saturday (29/1).

Siti said the provision of facilities in hospitals, especially treatment beds, was provided to the fullest. Nationally, the government provides treatment beds in hospitals as many as 120 thousand to 130 thousand. In addition, telemedicine services are also provided for isoman patients to reduce mobility. This service makes it easy for patients to do consultations to get free medicine.

“We always urge people not to travel unless it’s really important. Even now, in the midst of the outbreak of the Omicron variant case, we always ask the public to postpone overseas travel because many cases of this variant occur overseas,” he concluded.