Health Ministry: Indonesia not ready yet to lift mask mandate

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dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi (Doc. Satgas Covid 19)
Siti Nadia Tarmizi, secretary of the Public Health Directorate General of Health Ministry. (Source: Doc. Satgas Covid 19)

Jakarta, IO – Health Ministry said Indonesia was not ready to end mask mandate. Covid-19 vaccination spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi said this is because the Covid-19 situation is still “dynamic,” with the virus continues to mutate.

Nadia added that the government is still monitoring and evaluating the mask wearing policy so it is unlikely that it will be lifted soon.

Thus, she asked the public to remain disciplined in adhering health protocols. According to her, people still need to implement healthy lifestyle even though the Covid-19 cases have been on the decline in Indonesia.

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“What is clear is that we will continue to monitor the Covid-19 handling performance. If it continues to improve, we will relax the health protocols gradually,” she said. (un)