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Obey The Health Protocols, Pandemic is Still Not Over

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By: Sofyan Wanandi) *

We have to agree that the covid-19 pandemic is not over. Non-compliance with health protocols can actually result in the transmission rate increasing over time.

Professor of Statistics, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, Prof. Dedi Rosadi conveyed his team’s latest predictions regarding the end of the corona virus pandemic. He said the prediction of the end of the pandemic depended on government policy and community discipline in complying with the COVID-19 prevention health protocol.

From this statement, we can draw the initial conclusion that health protocols must still be applied because the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo also reminded and invited the public to remain disciplined in complying with health recommendations and protocols in the midst of a pandemic. In an effort to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, the community also plays a major role in reducing the number of cases and their spread.

President Jokowi also said that we must be aware of the threat of Covid-19 that has not ended. In fact, at least, there are still several provinces that are known to have high rates of the spread of Covid-19 to date.

Therefore, the government together with the community must continue to strive and work together in facing this pandemic. The community must also remind each other so that discipline in implementing health protocols must be carried out.

This warning from the President was also followed by the Chairman of the Dalihan Natolu Customary Institution in North Tapanuli Regency, Maslan Sinaga, he urged all levels of society, especially taput residents to adhere to the health protocols outlined by the government to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The former mayor of Surakarta has also appealed to his staff to continue to intensify the campaign for using masks in the community in the next two weeks. He wants the public to really understand the importance of using masks to prevent transmission due to covid-19

Maslan also said, the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended, we must adhere to health protocols so that we can cut the spread of the corona virus.

According to him, all parties must appreciate the government’s quick action, especially the Taput Regency Government in its efforts to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic.

On a different occasion, Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito asked the public to continue to comply with the health protocol for preventing the corona virus. According to him, this is more important than asking when the pandemic will end.

Wiku has also emphasized that the corona virus is a vicious and very dangerous virus. This virus attacks regardless of age and identity, so it can infect anyone.

He also reminded that the easiest and cheapest way to avoid transmission is to change people’s behavior. Health protocol is certainly the key to avoiding transmission.

On the same occasion, Wiku also said that no one can predict the end of the pandemic due to the corona virus. So far, there is no drug or vaccine that can prevent this virus.

On different occasions, Bhabinkamtibmas and Tewah Police have carried out socialization and health education in their respective target villages.

Kapolres Gumas AKDP Rudi Asriman S.I.K through Kapolsek Tewah Iptu Nanang Mauludi, S, H, explained that Bhabinkamtibmas in the target village is present in the midst of the community.

The police chief also hopes that what is done by Bhabinkambtibmas can be understood and obeyed by the community because Pancemi has not ended, so that it will avoid its spread in the middle of an era of adaptation to new habits that are being implemented by the government.

Lately, the covid-19 cluster in offices is also being discussed because the cases continue to grow. In response to this, the Central Java provincial government has prepared a regulatory mechanism to improve compliance with health protocols in the office environment.

These regulations will begin to be applied to the Central Java State Civil Service (ASN) who violate health protocols. It is possible that a fine in the form of money will be applied to Central Java ASN who are found not wearing masks or ignoring physical distance.

Currently, office clusters are in the spotlight because of a large increase in positive confirmed cases of Covid-19.

This has clearly shown that the corona virus is still a threat to all parties. By complying with all health protocols, we participate in taking care of ourselves and others.

) * The author is active in the Jakarta Press and Student Circle

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