Suara.com – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government would make a booster or booster vaccine as a travel requirement if Covid-19 cases continued to climb until July 2022.
“Come on, let’s all have a boost, because in July this number (cases) continues to rise, it hasn’t stopped, we will probably make the requirements for the trip to be a booster. This is for all of us,” he said at the climax of the National Proud of Man-made Movement. Indonesia Lagawifest 2022 which will be held in Lampung, today.
Luhut said that currently the pandemic situation is still under control, although there is an upward trend due to mutations in BA4 and BA5.
However, the Java-Bali PPKM Coordinator assured that the hospital occupancy rate was still low at 96.5 percent compared to the peak of Omicron cases. Meanwhile, the bed occupancy ratio is also still low at 1.9 percent, as well as the low mortality rate and the positivity rate of 3.3 percent, still below the WHO standard of 5 percent.
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“But I ask that we all be vigilant. We don’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past. The President has ordered the city to remain careful. So if you haven’t had a booster, I suggest a booster, if you want to live longer, even though it’s none of our business,” he said. .
According to Luhut, a booster or booster vaccine will greatly help reduce the pressure of the BA4 and BA5 variants.
The Deputy Chairperson of the Committee for Handling the Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPC PEN) reminded that currently Covid-19 cases are rising again in a number of countries, including the United States to Singapore.
“Singapore, which is close to us, rose very high, Malaysia also rose very high. So I beg you, everyone must be disciplined, must listen to the government’s direction regarding this,” said Luhut. [Antara]
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