August 16, 2021, 11.42 PM

The PPKM level 4, which was previously known as the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), has been changed several times, especially in its restrictions related to activity and people’s mobility.

A stricter policy was implemented when President Joko Widodo announced the emergency Covid-19 measures (PPKM darurat) which took effect from July 3-20 this year following a surge in Covid-19 cases. At that time, the increasing number of new confirmed cases was not supported by the improvement of health facilities or hospitals, which then led to a high death rate.

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Currently, the number of Covid-19 cases and active cases is decreasing. As of Monday, August 16, the government recorded that the number of active cases reached 371,021 patients. A month ago on July 16, for the first time, active cases in the country reached more than 500,000 cases, hitting a record high.

However, the death rate due to Covid-19 in Indonesia is still concerning. The latest data stated that 1,245 patients have died recently, bringing the total death toll to 118.833.

Luhut said that the implementation of previous Covid-19 restrictions from August 7-16 showed that the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases fell by 76 percent. “Last week it was down 59 percent. Now it’s down 76 percent. And the number of active cases has fallen 53 percent since its highest peak,” said Luhut.

(Writers: Haryanti Puspa Sari, Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Tsarina Maharani | Editors: Bayu Galih, Kristian Erdianto, Krisiandi)

Sources: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/08/16/20113791/breaking-news-ppkm-level-2-4-di-jawa-bali-diperpanjang-hingga-23-agustus?page=all#page2.

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/08/16/20432021/luhut-perpanjangan-ppkm-mulai-menunjukkan-hasil-tren-kasus-covid-19-turun-76.

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/08/16/20521241/ppkm-jawa-bali-berlanjut-aktivitas-di-tempat-ibadah-level-3-4-naik-jadi-50.

 

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