By : Achmad Faisal
The government continues to socialize the Indonesian people to be disciplined in carrying out health protocols ( prokes ) as an effort to protect themselves from the Covid-19 virus. Prompts are not without reason given virus Covid-19 that exist in Indonesia found the mutation new from the UK (B.1.1.7), India (B.1.617), and the African South (B.1.351).
Minister of Health ( Minister ) Budi Sadikin admit , when it is already there 16 cases Covid-19 in Indonesia are caused by infections mutation new from the UK , India, and Africa South. This case has been reported to President Joko Widodo.
According to the Minister of Health , two cases of transmission from India were found in Jakarta. Meanwhile, one case of Covid-19 transmission from South Africa was found in Bali. Although the Minister did not explain mutation that meant is B.1.1.7, B.1.617, or mutations more , but 16 cases of transmission of a mutation that entered the category of variants of concern or a mutation that is highly considered by the organization of health world (WHO). Mutations virus Covid-19 from the three countries that the rate of transmission is relatively much higher .
Discipline prokes which became the policy of government in tackling the spread Covid-19 back massive performed . Prokes includes the use of masks, wash hands , and keep a distance in the discipline rated capable of preventing transmission of the virus Covid-19 if it is applied as a maximum .
This program discipline is a lesson learned from the second wave of the Covid-19 tsunami in India. The euphoria of the people of India after the vaccine and loosen prokes be bomerang who attacked the country are .
The fact in India opens the eyes that prokes discipline is very important . Reflecting on India, the Covid-19 vaccination program does not guarantee freedom from Covid-19 attacks . Vaccination is done as an effort to increase the immunity of the body from infection virus Covid-19. For that , the vaccine and discipline prokes are two things that each relate to keep themselves from infection virus Covid-19.
In addition to the socialization of prokes discipline , the government through the Ministry of Health ( Kemenkes ) strengthens 3T (testing, tracing, treatment) with the Tangguh Command Post . This Tangguh Posko was established in the village or kelurahan so that it can strengthen the 3T.
The tracking of new variants of the Covid-19 virus uses an antigen test . If then when tracing is found cases of positive variants of new Covid-19, then the team medical will do the handling of the well to immediately perform insulation atay quarantine .
Step else be the policy of government to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19 is a ban back and forth when the celebration of Eid al- Fitr 2021. As is known , the homecoming is a tradition that takes place in the community of Indonesia in the highway . Stepping on the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, this ban on homecoming is again enforced . Prohibition homecoming This applies both inter- city and inter- state as a policy to be aware of the increase in cases of Covid-19 of the variant just that develops in the outer country .
The government also imposed a supervision more ahead of the feast of Eid al- Fitr . The clothing shopping tradition that is often carried out by Indonesians is of particular concern . For that , the supervision of the market of traditional , mall center shopping tightened by involving personnel combination of TNI, Police , and the Unit PP in each area . Hours of operation market and the mall was arranged so that does not happen buildup of society are at risk of going on the transmission of the virus Covid-19.
All policies are enforced government do in order to anticipate the increase in cases Covid-19. Hopefully people Indonesia increasingly aware and conscious by itself to maintain the health of themselves alone , families , and the environment from viruses Covid-19.
) * The author is a former journalist