Jokowi’s story calls India’s health minister and asks about the “micro lockdown” strategy

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – President Joko Widodo recalled that there is currently an increase in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia India.

In fact, some time ago the subcontinent managed to reduce the rate of coronavirus cases.

In fact, Jokowi called the Indian Minister of Health at the time to inquire about the Covid-19 control strategy in her country.

“I remember we called the Indian Minister of Health in January, what’s the key (Covid-19 control)? And he said the key is Micro lock“Jokowi said while giving instructions to regional leaders across Indonesia, which were broadcast on Thursday (04/29/2021) on YouTube of the Presidential Secretariat.

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strategy Micro lock India was then taken over by the Indonesian government to implement micro-scale restrictions on community activities (PPKM). The directive has been implemented in the country since January 2021.

Jokowi said India managed to reduce the transmission rate of the virus to 10,000 Covid-19 cases per day. The decrease occurred between October 2020 and January 2021.

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However, since then, active cases of Covid-19 in the country have hit 350,000 in one day.

With this in mind, Jokowi urged all governors, regents and mayors in Indonesia to be careful.

“Be careful with developments in India, and not just India, there is Turkey, then Brazil and some in the European Union. Be careful,” he said.

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Jokowi said the number of daily active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is currently between 4,000 and 6,000.

That number is down from last January, which hit 14,000-15,000 active cases in a day.

However, Jokowi said that there is currently an increase in Covid-19 cases in several areas, including South Sumatra, Aceh, Lampung, Jambi, West Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, Riau, West Sumatra, Bengkulu all the way to to the Riau Islands.

He urged the regional leaders in these areas to continue to be vigilant and to increase caution.

“No matter how small the active cases in the province, district, city you lead, don’t lose your vigilance, follow the numbers, follow the curve, follow the daily routine. immediately squeeze it again for it to decrease further, “he said.