Preventing Wave 3 of Covid-19, Papuan People Are Asked to Be Alert When Nataru

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Preventing Wave 3 of Covid-19, Papuan People Are Asked to Be Alert When Nataru The Papuan Provincial Government is preparing anticipatory steps in dealing with the threat of a third wave of Covid-19 during Christmas and New Year (Nataru) 2022. One of them is by implementing the Implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) level 3 according to the instructions of the Minister of Home Affairs Muhammad Tito Karnavian which will be implemented nationally, on December 24, 2021. Assistant for the Economy and Welfare of the Papua Regional Secretariat Muhammad Musa'ad asked the public to be vigilant and not during Christmas and New Year, even though the number of Covid-19 patients was still below 10.

The Papuan Provincial Government is preparing anticipatory steps in dealing with the threat of a third wave of Covid-19 during Christmas and New Year (Nataru) 2022.

One of them is by implementing the Implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) level 3 according to the instructions of the Minister of Home Affairs Muhammad Tito Karnavian which will be implemented nationally, on December 24, 2021.

Assistant for the Economy and Welfare of the Papua Regional Secretariat Muhammad Musa’ad asked the public to be vigilant and not during Christmas and New Year, even though the number of Covid-19 patients was still below 10.

“This is for our good, although until today we have brought 10 cases but we must not be careless, keep trying so that later after Christmas and New Year, hopefully everything can be controlled so that we can live comfortably,” said Musa’ad to KabarPapua.co , Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Actually, said Musa’ad, Papua does not meet the indicators for implementing PPKM level 3, but anticipatory steps are very important for efforts to prevent the soaring of Covid-19 after Christmas and New Year.

“That’s learning from the experience of holiday events being a separate cluster, moreover we know the new variant ourselves and that must be watched out for and nationally steps are taken for quarantine, closing of entrances,” said Musa’ad.

Capacity of Houses of Worship Limited to 50 Percent

 

Musa’ad explained that PPKM level 3 has indicators by limiting the capacity of places of worship, events, malls, markets and other public facilities that have the potential for crowds. Restrictions apply to 50 percent of the venue’s capacity.

 

 “Level 3 means that for example in houses of worship it is only 50 percent, the procedure is strict and this is not something we have just done, so it’s just an affirmation to districts/cities to implement these instructions,” he said.

 

The Papuan government appealed to hospitals including referral hospitals to be ready to anticipate wave 3 of Covid-19. He also hopes that people will comply with health protocols in their activities.

 

“The hospital must be ready in terms of the facilities we have built, most importantly we are all people, religious leaders, women providing socialization to our community, especially the 5 M, not only washing hands, maintaining distance but also reducing crowds,” said Musa’ad.