JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s fight against Covid-19 is far from over, as the country set a new high of coronavirus cases with 15,308.
President Joko Widodo said the government will continue to using Enforced Micro-Scale Restriction of Community Activities or PPKM as its main countermeasure against Covid-19, due to its economically sustainable nature.
And Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said controlling Covid-19 through reducing transmission levels is more sustainable than eliminating the coronavirus altogether. This and more on Indonesia Highlights:
Indonesia Sets New Record For Daily Covid-19 Cases with 15.308
Indonesia has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases over a 24-hour period with 15,308 on Wednesday, June 23. According to Kompas.com, the stats broke the previous record of 14,536 on Monday, June 21, 2021.
The one-day case number is the highest recorded yet, since the pandemic was detected in Indonesia on March 20.
303 people died nationwide of the coronavirus, bringing the number of Covid-19 deaths to 55,594 people. On the other hand, 7,167 people recovered from the pandemic, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,817,303 out of 2,033,421 cases.
According to data from Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force, the Covid-19 cases were detected in 510 regencies and cities throughout the country’s 34 provinces.
President Jokowi: PPKM Remains Indonesia’s Most Viable Policy Against Covid-19
Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo announced that Indonesia will continue Enforced Micro-Scale Restriction of Community Activities or PPKM, as the country is experiencing its current surge in Covid-19 cases.
The president explained that the government chose PPKM over more rigorous policies such as enforced lockdowns or Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB), “because [PPKM] can contain Covid-19 without shutting down the Indonesian economy,” he said.
Instead, President Jokowi urged governors, regents, mayors and other officials nationwide to intensify enforcement of PPKM all the way down to village and neighborhood levels.
He added that the public has a vital role in breaking Covid-19’s chain of transmission “by staying home, complying with health protocols, and receiving vaccinations,” President Jokowi.