INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officially revoked the policy of imposing restrictions on community activities (PPKM), Friday (12/30).

“Through considerations based on the available figures, today the government has decided to revoke the PPKM as stipulated in the Minister of Home Affairs Instructions Numbers 50 and 51 of 2022,” President Jokowi said at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

President Jokowi said that in this way there would be no more restrictions on crowds and people’s movements. Nevertheless, I ask the entire community and components of the nation to remain vigilant and vigilant.

The President explained that Indonesia has become a country that has managed to control the COVID-19 pandemic well and at the same time maintain economic stability. This is due to the gas and brake policy which balances the handling of health and the economy.

“If we look at the last few months the COVID-19 pandemic is getting under control,” he said.

According to Jokowi, until December 27 2022 in Indonesia there were only 1.7 cases per one million population, and the weekly positivity rate was only 3.35%. In addition, the occupancy rate in the hospital or bed occupancy ratio (BOR) was 4.79%, and the mortality rate was 2.39%.

“All of these are below WHO standards,” said President Jokowi.

Before the PPKM was repealed, said President Jokowi, all regencies and cities in Indonesia had level 1 PPKM status which indicated restrictions on crowds and people’s movements at a low level. Jokowi said the government had been studying the determination of PPKM status for 10 months. [antaranews/photo special]