Domestic Travel Provisions Relaxed, Travelers Are Asked to Stay Disciplined and Follow Health Protocols
PALANGKA RAYA – EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION BUREAU. The Central Kalimantan Province COVID-19 Handling Task Force, through the Public Communications Team re-released the progress of handling the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday (14/3/2022) until 03.00 p.m. In the written release, the Central Kalimantan COVID-19 Task Force Team also conveyed information from the Central COVID-19 Handling Task Force regarding the provisions for domestic travellers.
The Central COVID-19 Task Force said that the domestic travelers by land, sea, or air transportation who had received complete and booster doses of vaccinations were exempt from the obligation of having antigen and PCR tests.
With these relaxing provisions, people are still required to strictly implement health protocols during travel, such as wearing mask that covers nose, mouth, and chin, and changing the mask regularly. In addition to it, travelers need to wash hands regularly with soap/hand sanitizer, and are not allowed to talk, eat or drink throughout the flight that less than 2 hours.
Furthermore, in the release, the Central Kalimantan COVID-19 Handling Task Force Team conveyed the accumulated data up to Monday (14/3/2022) at 03.00 p.m. It was stated that there were still 61 confirmed cases, namely in Palangka Raya (26 people), Katingan (1 person), East Kotawaringin (1 person), West Kotawaringin (4 people), Lamandau (2 people), Sukamara (4 people), Seruyan (2 people), Pulang Pisau (5 people), Kapuas (2 people), Gunung Mas (7 people), South Barito (5 people), and East Barito (2 people), so from 55,525 people to 55,586 people.
There was a decrease of 269 people under treatment, so from 2,271 people to 2,002 people. Meanwhile, there was 1 person died in North Barito, so from 1,639 people to 1,640 people, with a death rate (CFR) of 3.0%.
For Bed Occupancy in Hospitals (BOR), Intensive Beds decreased in Bed Occupancy (2.63%), from 36.84% to 34.21%, where Palangka Raya had BOR above 50 % (). Meanwhile, Insulation Beds also decreased in Bed Occupancy (0.69%), from 16.28% to 15.59%, and Murung Raya regency had BOR above 50%.
Then, the Task Force also mentioned the achievement of the vaccination target of 2,036,104, where the realization of Dose I Vaccination at the Central Kalimantan Province level had reached 93.94%. All regencies/municipality have achieved above 70% of Dose I Vaccination.
The Central Kalimantan COVID-19 Handling Task Force team always reminds the entire community to remain disciplined in complying with health protocols and support the government’s efforts to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. “Those who are not aware of the health protocols, remember! 5M is mandatory (wearing masks, washing hands with soap in running water or using hand sanitizer, maintaining distance, avoiding crowds, and limiting mobility). Then, also to be disciplined in carrying out 3T (Testing, Tracing, and Treatment) and immediately get vaccinated so that more people are protected and this COVID-19 will soon end in Central Kalimantan and all over the world,” the Task Force Team urged. (renn/transl.feb)