The Government has decided that it will extend period of public activity restrictions (PPKM) in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali from 7—20 September 2021. For the record, the number of regencies/municipalities implementing PPKM Level 4 decreased from 34 to 23.
The regencies/municipalities are, among others; Banda Aceh, Aceh Tamiang, and Aceh Besar in Aceh province; the cities of Medan, Sibolga, and Mandailing Natal in North Sumatra province; Padang City in West Sumatra province; Jambi City in Jambi province; Bangka in Bangka Belitung Islands; the cities of Banjarbaru, Banjarmasin, and Kotabaru in South Kalimantan province; Palangkaraya City in Central Kalimantan province; the cities of Balikpapan, Kutai Kartanegara, and Mahakam Ulu in East Kalimantan province; Tarakan City in North Kalimantan province; Makassar City in South Sulawesi province; the cities of Palu and Poso in Central Sulawesi province; Bolaang Mongondow in North Sulawesi province; Kupang di East Nusa Tenggara province; and Manokwari in West Papua province.
Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto in a press statement on Monday (6/9) said that PPKM Level 3 will be implemented in 314 regencies/municipalities from 303 regencies/municipalities in previous period. Meanwhile, PPKM Level 2 will be implemented in 49 regencies/municipalities.
He also explained that evaluation on implementation of PPKM in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali will be made once every two weeks while the assessment is made weekly.
Based on the evaluation, the number of COVID-19 active cases in the country as of 5 September 2021 reached 155,519 where 60 percent of the cases was contributed by regions outside the islands of Java and Bali. Nevertheless, the number of active case in the regions outside Java and Bali showed a declining trend, in which Nusa Tenggara experienced the highest decline by 73.76 percent.
“Recovery rate in regions outside Java-Bali reached 90 percent, slightly below the national recovery rate of 92.94 percent. In addition, mortality rate was at 2.99 percent, while the national rate was 3.29 percent,” he stated.(FID/UN) (RAS/LW)
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