The Trend of Post-Eid Covid-19 Cases Continues to Decrease
By: Sarah Faradiba )*
The trend of Covid-19 transmission after Lebaran is indicated to have not experienced a significant spike and even tends to decrease. The public is also asked to continue to implement strict Prokes and support policies to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finally, the trend regarding the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 transmission after people went on holidays, including Lebaran, was broken in 2022. Previously, it had been about 2 years when the trend at that time showed a decline and the Government began to relax the provisions on restrictions on community mobilization and then immediately increased the transmission rate of the Covid-19 pandemic. But this year’s Eid celebrations did not happen at all.
Even though since March the Government has slowly relaxed its mobilization policy, in fact positive cases have not shown a significant increase when compared to the previous period. As revealed by Prof. Wiku Adisasmito as the Government Spokesperson for Handling Covid-19, the number of positive cases in Indonesia itself is decreasing.
Starting from the recovery rate of patients infected with Covid-19 to the level of hospital occupancy also continuing to decline. Data shows that Indonesia itself has numbers above the world average regarding the recovery of Covid-19 patients. As for the positive case itself, Prof Wiku said that Indonesia was lower than the world average, which was only 4 percent.
Of course, this shows that the potential for transmission of the Covid-19 virus is lower for the people of Indonesia. Even after people travel back and forth for Lebaran and also go on vacations, pandemic control is still maintained.
The control of Covid-19 itself in Indonesia is undeniably one of the best in ASEAN because it has been proven that neighboring countries are still implementing a fairly strict lockdown with a high level of transmission.
However, the Government is not negligent and also continues to provide appeals to the public. Covid-19 spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said that people must remain disciplined in implementing health protocols and also have a high level of awareness if they are about to be tested if they have a history of traveling or visiting places that are very crowded and crowded, especially if they feel some health symptoms.
On the other hand, the synergy between the community and the Central Government and Regional Government must also be maintained. For policy makers themselves, they must continue to strive so that the Covid-19 transmission curve can continue to be stable and there will be no further increase by carrying out testing, tracing and also proper treatment.
Meanwhile, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi as Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination of the Ministry of Health stated that the Government will continue to be optimistic regarding the control of the pandemic and continue to try to contain the rate of Covid-19 transmission cases so that it does not increase again. Several strategies have been implemented, namely to boost full-dose vaccination and also booster vaccines. Therefore, the distribution of vaccinations that is evenly distributed throughout the country continues to be carried out.
Dr Nadia added that scientifically giving Covid-19 vaccination would be able to reduce the bad risk if someone was infected with Covid-19. For this reason, people who may not have fully vaccinated are advised to immediately vaccinate.
All strategies and synergies between the Government and the community are needed to continue to maintain the stability of the curve so that it does not spike again after the 2022 Eid holiday celebrations. The support of all components of society needs to continue to be realized, because without this capital, the transition from a pandemic to a Covid-19 endemic will be difficult to realize. .
)* The author is a contributor to Pertiwi Institute