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Restrictions Prevent Transmission of Super Variant

According to data from the Health Ministry, the number of new confirmed cases in the past week increased by 38.31 percent compared to the previous week.

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President Joko Widodo (in white) accompanied by Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, inspects the mass vaccination at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, Monday (14/6/2021).

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — New and more contagious SARS-CoV-2 variants are spreading in a number of areas. Rapid response, through enforcing tighter social restrictions, could prevent a major spike that ravages health care.

Such a situation has become the focus of the recent limited Cabinet meeting chaired by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday (14/6/2021). Following the meeting, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said all measures and the enforcement of tighter health protocols, including accelerating vaccination, were urgently needed considering the presence of the Delta variant, which was first discovered in India, in samples of Covid-19 patients in Kudus (Central Java), Jakarta and Bangkalan (Madura, East Java)/ “The implementation of health protocols must be stricter. [We have to] also accelerate vaccinations,” Budi said.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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