Entering March, it’s been 2 years since the first time First Corona case announced in Indonesia. We have to face various kinds of conditions starting from new normal, adaptation of new habits, to the policy of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) and the Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities or PPKM.
So, Beuties, during the 2 years the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, what were the series of events that occurred and what policies were set by the government? Come on, see The following is the journey of Corona virus cases in Indonesia this!
First Patient Officially Announced
Covid-19 pandemic/ Photo: Freepik.com/benzoix
On March 2, 2020, President Joko Widodo officially announced that there were Indonesian citizens (WNI) who were exposed to and positive for the corona virus. The residents are a mother and her daughter who were allegedly exposed during close contact with Japanese citizens. Although it was officially announced on March 2, 2020, but based on information that was successfully reported from Detik newsActually, the corona virus has entered Indonesia since the third week of January.
At that time, the government and the public were not fully aware of the dangers and how fast the spread of the Corona virus was. Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist at UI, said that the government did not act quickly and there was no early warning regarding the entry of the corona virus into Indonesia at that time.
Health Workers with PPE/photo: CNN Indonesia/Ajeng Dinar
On March 9, 2020, WHO officially announced that the spread of the corona virus was classified as a pandemic. The term pandemic refers to a condition in which the area where a virus spreads is in a wide range.
That is, not seen from the degree of malignancy of a disease but from the area. In fact, the corona virus can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, except in vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people who have congenital diseases.
April 10, 2020, Newsdelivers.com Governor Anies Baswedan announced the Large-Scale Social Restrictions or PSBB for the Newsdelivers.com area. Launching from CNN IndonesiaActivities that are restricted during the PSBB period on April 10, 2020 include the closure of schools and offices except for places of business which lists the basic needs of the community, places of worship are closed, and restrictions on activities that cause crowds. This PSBB lasts for 14 days and continues to be re-evaluated.
Scarcity of stock/photo: CNN Indonesia/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo
What people felt the most at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was the difficulty in getting masks and other medical equipment such as gloves, hand sanitizer, to drugs. High demand not matched by adequate production is the cause of scarcity in the market.
At that time, the use of medical masks was only prioritized for health workers. As for the general public, if you want to buy a medical mask, you have to spend quite a bit because the price is very expensive. Were you one of those who had difficulty getting a medical mask at that time, Beauties?