June 14, 2020, 10.48 AM

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While businesses are slowly back on, Banten Governor Wahidin Hakim is worrying that the COVID-19 cases will increase in days ahead. Wahidin said that during the transition period violations against health protocols remain.

Many are still not complying with health protocols by ignoring social distancing such as in Rangkasbitung Train Station, where it is surrounded by traditional markets and business entities.

He said that violations persist because the measures of handling the coronavirus are often changed.

“The pattern often changes and lack of coordination with other regions and I think this is not effective,” said Wahidin.

He was very concerned that the implementation of new normal would cause crowded public space in malls, office buildings, and places of worship.

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According to Head of Expert Team of the COVID-19 National Task Force Wiku Adisasmito, one of the aspects that indicates a province is ready to implement the social and economic activity in new normal is that the health surveillance functions well.

This happens when the number of the COVID-19 testing capacity increases followed by the reduction of the number of confirmed cases.

“When the number of tests increases, the number of infected people should decrease below five percent,” said Wiku.

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