Creative Measures Needed
Public communication needs urgent improvement, especially in increasing awareness over implementing the health protocols. This will require simpler language and must involve more parties.
Fears that Covid-19 cases could spike following Lebaran have now become a reality, with various regions reporting a surge.
According to Health Ministry data as of Tuesday (15/6/2021), 8,161 Covid-19 cases and 164 Covid-19 deaths have been reported across the country. The figure may not appear as drastic as, for example, the 14,224 new cases reported on 16 Jan. However, the reported figure of new cases exceeds the new daily cases in May, such as the 2,385 new cases reported on 15 May. The current situation has also ended the downward trend in new Covid-19 cases observed in April and May.