The Covid-19 Handling Task Force continues to monitor provinces that have implemented the policy of Restricting Community Activities at the village or village level (PPKM Mikro) which has entered stage 4.
The results of monitoring for 4 weeks, in general, show a positive development trend in handling.
The monitoring results show that this positive development trend underlies the extension of the PPKM phase 4 policy by expanding to 15 provinces. Namely Banten, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, North Sumatra, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
“In general, 6 provinces (Java – Bali) have implemented PPKM, since the regency/city level has experienced a downward trend over the past 4 weeks,” explained Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, Tuesday (23/3/2021).
Seeing the development of the downward trend per province of Java – Bali, West Java, Central Java and East Java have consistently shown a decline for 4 consecutive weeks.
Meanwhile, Banten, although it had experienced an increase in the third week of monitoring, it declined again in the last week of monitoring.
For DKI Jakarta, the Task Force gave notes. Because after experiencing a decrease during the first 3 weeks of monitoring, the percentage of active cases at week 4 has increased again.
The generally favorable developments in the provinces of Java – Bali underlie the expansion of the Micro PPKM.
PPKM Mikro phase 4, will start on March 23 – April 5, 2021. 5 new provinces are also implementing this policy including South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, NTT, and NTB.
Seeing the trend of active cases in these 5 provinces, there tends to be a fluctuation during the 4 weeks of monitoring by the Covid-19 Task Force.
South Kalimantan shows an increase in the 2 weeks of monitoring but the percentage has decreased in the last 2 weeks. Central Kalimantan shows a consistent upward trend for 4 weeks. North Sulawesi has a consistent trend of decreasing for 4 weeks.
For NTT, the trend experienced a decline in the second week and then remained at the same figure for 3 consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, in NTB, the trend of cases showed a sharp increase in the fourth week of monitoring.
“The government hopes, with policy intervention to the smallest level, with a local wisdom approach, the implementation of Micro PPKM in 5 additional provinces can help improve the quality of handling Covid-19, and can significantly reduce active cases in each of these regions,” concluded Wiku.