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Don’t Forget Apply the 5M Health Protocol


By: Saphira Aulia )*

The public is expected not to slack off in implementing the 5M health protocol even though the pandemic has been running for more than a year. With the observance of this Prokes, it is hoped that it will be able to prevent the spike in the Covid-19 pandemic due to the mutation of the Corona virus.

The number of corona patients is increasing and according to data from the Covid-19 Task Force Team, as of July 2, 2021, daily cases were recorded to be 25,830 people infected with the Covid-19 virus. This number is certainly sad because the number of people affected by Corona is 2 times more than last May. In fact, this bad situation has been predicted by epidemiologists because people are desperate to go home and vacation during Eid, and in the end they themselves feel the consequences.

The community finally has to comply with the emergency micro PPKM from July 2 to 20, 2021. In addition, they are continuously encouraged to obey health protocols, not only 3M but also 5M. The goal, of course, is to prevent the spread of the corona virus and reduce the number of Covid patients in the area.

Head of Bimnas Minasatene Police Aiptu Basri Udhin Syamsuri when educating residents, stated that everyone must obey the 5M health protocol: wear masks, wash hands, maintain distance, reduce mobility, and avoid crowds. The task of the TNI and Polri is to break the chain of the spread of the corona virus.

The community understands that the arrival of the apparatus into the community is a form of their attention, so that many people know about health protocols. The reason is that someone just found out about the 3M health protocol even though it has been revised to 5M. When there are officers who control the crowd, they should also be grateful, not angry, because their job is to keep protocols implemented in the field.

Crowd control is indeed more stringent in the emergency micro PPKM this period, so as not to form a new corona cluster. Malls and shops must be closed and do not let anyone open secretly by closing the front but the back can be entered by visitors. Cafes and restaurants are also prohibited from accepting visitors who will dine in and can only serve via delivery orders.

In addition, everyone is still required to wear a mask, even the doctors ordered to wear 2 masks at once. Medical mask inside and cloth mask outside. The goal is to prevent up to 85% from getting droplets, because the delta variant corona is more virulent. To avoid transmission, strict health protocols must be applied and never forget to wear a mask.

Health protocols that are sometimes violated are reducing mobility. Even though we already know that mass movements will increase the number of corona patients. So you have to be willing to stay at home, especially during PPKM you are required to work from home. Don’t even go for a walk, rather than later getting the Covid-19 virus.

Discipline is the key to a successful handling of the corona virus. If everyone is disciplined to wash their hands, wear masks, and obey other health protocols, they will avoid the viciousness of the Covid-19 virus. Moreover, in Indonesia, there are already delta variant corona bears which are the result of mutations, and work faster in lowering the body’s immunity. You certainly don’t want to get corona, right?

Therefore, don’t complain when the 5M health protocol continues to be socialized by the government and the Covid task force team. We want to be free from the pandemic period, therefore we must restrain ourselves by reducing mobility and obeying other protocols. Don’t go on your own, because if you get corona it will be difficult and spread to more people.

The 5M health protocol must be adhered to so as not to be infected by the Covid-19 virus. Don’t loosen up a bit, because the delta variant corona is more dangerous and can be transmitted only by passing OTG. We must be vigilant twice and still maintain body immunity and environmental hygiene.

)* The author is a contributor to the Pertiwi Institute

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