STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT. The government faces mounting calls by health experts and medical professionals to reimpose stricter curbs as Indonesia continues to see a worrying increase in new COVID-19 infections fueled by the spread of the highly contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
The country has recorded more than 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the past eight consecutive days, and on Wednesday, authorities recorded almost 2,000 new cases, the highest since early April. The weekly caseload has increased by more than 100 percent in the past week from 3,688 cases to 7,587, while active cases nearly doubled during the same period, from 4,734 cases to 8,594. The number of fatalities has risen as well, from 38 deaths last week to 44 deaths this week.
Meanwhile, strategic issue observer, Tommy CK said the stampeding and accelerating Covid-19 new variant must be attentioned, because the rising of these deadly viruses can make Indonesia’s economic which will wake up its can go down lower.
“I think Presiden Jokowi and his administration must give order to use and implementing all of Covid-19 procedure tackling. The meeting, mass gathering, family gathering, mass event and others public event must be limited and strongly rejected if it does not urgently,” said Tommy CK and further explained that Covid-19 and other deadly modern diseases if it does not anticipate, it can create mass chaotic if national economic growth stagnant, shrinkflation, and slump-in (Red/many sources)