Follow health protocols amid increased public mobility: spokesperson

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Government spokesperson for the management of COVID-19, Reisa Broto Asmoro, has asked people to comply with health protocols amid increased mobility after the Christmas and New Year.

“In January, we are witnessing an increase in public mobility as business and economic activities resumed after the Christmas and New Year holidays,” she informed in a press release posted on the YouTube channel on Wednesday. presidential secretariat.

In addition, the increase in public mobility can be measured from the arrival of people following trips abroad and the implementation of face-to-face learning in schools, he said. she declared.

During the period from Dec. 24, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022, the Ministry of Transport recorded a 13.91 percent increase in the number of public transport passengers compared to the same period the previous year, Asmoro noted.

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“It is crucial to remember that we must always respect health protocols on public transport, in public places, and implement health protocols when we arrive home to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID- 19,” she said.

She also reminded citizens who have traveled abroad to abide by the quarantine policy to prevent transmission of the virus.

The spokesperson revealed that throughout 2021, the number of arrivals of Indonesian citizens who traveled abroad reached 514,251.

“Like what President Joko Widodo conveyed on January 18, 2022, if people do not have urgent needs, they are advised to reduce activities in crowded places,” she said.

The president also advised people to work from home if they can, she added.

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Asmoro noted that the cooperation of all parties is essential to the effective management of COVID-19 as the community plays a vital role in prevention efforts to support the measures taken by the government.

“One of the examples is to immediately register for vaccinations, regardless of the vaccine. All vaccines have been proven to provide effective protection against all variants (of COVID-19),” she said. points out.

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