The Sydney Morning Herald published an article in mid-June which assessed Indonesia’s coronavirus situation to argue whether the country could be the next coronavirus hotspot.
Achmad Yurianto reminded the public that discipline is necessary during the new normal to minimize the spread of Covid-19 infection.
Indonesia’s new normal transition has been on since early June and it has come with a staggering increase in new daily Covid-19 infections.
After surpassing Singapore which previously had the highest total coronavirus confirmed cases in ASEAN, Indonesia’s total Covid-19 cases stand at over 51,000 as of June 26.
This week, Indonesia has recorded new daily infections in the thousands – a pattern similar to that from previous weeks.
As such, Achmad Yurianto pointed out that remaining productive and safe from the coronavirus must go hand in hand.
He also said that the rising number of Covid-19 infections since the start of the new normal transition can be mitigated.