PPKM Micro is the Government's Effort to Cope with a Pandemic to the Smallest Level and Sustainable COVID-19 Mitigation

Foto: Muchlis Jr - Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden

Foto: Muchlis Jr - Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden

JAKARTA - The COVID-19 Task Force has again informed the world community about the development of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito conveyed the latest developments in Indonesia through an International Press Briefing, Thursday (11/2/2021) at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, which was broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Presidential Secretariat.

In overcoming pandemics, the government's efforts are to prioritize evidence-based approaches and approaches through cultural-based behavior change. Also, take the initiative to intervene in unique and innovative ways, such as implementing the Micro Community Activity Restriction Policy (PPKM Micro).

"Which (PPKM Micro) is by empowering the existing government apparatus. Such as military, police, and local government at the village level. Along with all levels of society, including community and religious leaders," he explained in an International Press Briefing, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Thursday (11/2/2021), which was broadcasted by the Presidential Secretariat YouTube Channel.

In principle, these measures target the smallest area in the community, namely the level of neighborhood (RT) and community (RW). This micro approach is expected to bring effective results in dealing with the pandemic at the RT and RW levels in a structured and comprehensive manner. By ensuring collaboration at all levels of society, especially those at the grassroots level.

"President Joko Widodo has ensured the commitment and participation of all ministries / agencies, regional leaders, the COVID-19 Task Force in each region. To coordinate with each other so that handling efforts at this smallest level run effectively," he continued.

With the experience of handling a pandemic that began in 2020, the government continues to move forward in dealing with the pandemic in Indonesia. So that in 2021, the government will continue to make efforts to handle it by using new weapons, providing vaccines to the community. Which can give birth to new hope and immediately end the pandemic.

However, it needs to be understood that the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic is a long struggle. And the government continues to strive to control the rate of transmission of domestic cases. Also, encourage changes in people's behavior to prevent transmission of the virus in the community.

"We also focus on patient care so that it can prevent the increase in casualties due to the COVID-19 virus. And no less important, the government also focuses on national economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as preparing people to live a post-pandemic life," Wiku said.

Jakarta, 11 February 2021

COVID-19 Task Force Public Communication Team