NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – The government continues to restrict the entry of foreign nationals (FOREIGNERS) to be aware of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially anticipating the inclusion of new variants of coronavirus.
“This new variant comes from humans, of course there needs to be control of the entry of both Indonesians and Foreigners from abroad,” said Ministry of Transportation Spokeswoman Adita Irawati in a release in Jakarta, Sunday.
Adita explained, controlling the entry of people from abroad refers to Circular Letter No. 8 of 2021 on International Travel Health Protocol during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“This is a rule from the Task Force that prohibits foreigners from entering unless they meet the conditions,” he said.
Several new variants of coronavirus have entered Indonesia. The B117 variant has been found in seven cases. The Ministry of Health said there are nine potentials that can result from new variants of COVID-19, such as increasing transmission, increasing pain, and increasing mortality.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health for COVID-19 Vaccination, Siti Nadia Tramizi said Indonesia should tighten the entrances of various countries, so that corona mutations do not cause new problems.
Epidemiologist of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing (FKKMK) Gadjah Mada University dr Riris Andono Ahmad said the government should continue to educate the community. It doesn’t just convey differences or the impact of viruses.
‘Education about the dangers of the virus and how to prevent it, it has to be done widely,’ riris said.
Riris appreciated the government that has addressed the potential impact of the corona variant. According to him, it’s part of education so that public awareness of the dangers of coronavirus increases. (lal)