JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo decided to lift the Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities (PPKM) today as the curve of Covid-19 transmission has flattened in Indonesia.
“Considering the current situation on the number of Covid-19 cases, the government has decided to lift the PPKM today,” said Jokowi at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday, Dec. 30.
Jokowi said the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country has flattened following the decrease in daily cases. As of Dec. 27, the government recorded 1.7 cases per one million population.
He also said that the weekly positivity rate stood at 3.3 percent, while the bed occupancy rate and death rate showed 4.79 percent and 2.39 percent, respectively.
According to him, these figures are below the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). Therefore, the government decided to scrap the PPKM.
“There are no more restrictions on crowds and people’s movement,” he said.
The revocation of PPKM will be mentioned in the Minister of Home Affairs Instruction No. 50/2022 and No. 51/2022.
Indonesia was among the countries worldwide that lifted restrictions that were first imposed in 2020 to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Although the government has scrapped the Covid-19 restrictions, Jokowi called on the public to remain vigilant.
According to the President, the mask mandates are still in effect.