Health Minister: Many “black” Covid-19 patients are not recorded on PeduliLindungi

PeduliLindungi Covid tracing app. (IO/Rayi Gigih)

Jakarta, IO – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said many people who have taken a PCR test don’t what their results to be shown on PeduliLindungi Covid-19 surveillance app despite the rule that people with “black” status (those tested positive based on PCR) are prohibited from entering malls, offices, hotels and using public transportation.

“They asked the lab not to report the results to the Health Ministry’s NAR system so that the results don’t appear in PeduliLindungi. This must be rectified, if this is proven the lab must be reprimanded,” said Budi firmly, Detik reported on Tuesday (12/7).

He also instructed all Covid-19 testing laboratories to enter the PCR test results into the New All Record (NAR) system. For laboratories that do not comply, their business licenses will be suspended or even revoked.