From Thursday noon to Friday noon, the total number of confirmed covid-19 recoveries was up by 2,707 to 150,217. Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths was up by 88 to 8,544.
In a bid to ensure public discipline in implementing the health protocols ahead of the 2020 simultaneous regional elections, the Indonesian government recently launched a mask-wearing operation.
The operation began with the simultaneous distribution of 34,355,019 masks.
According to Head of the Committee for Covid-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir, this operation is a very important step in enforcing discipline on health protocols as it is one of the main keys to breaking the chain of the spread of covid-19.
The committee is working with the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the National Police (Polri), the General Elections Commission (KPU), the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the regional governments to ensure that 83 thousand districts and villages throughout Indonesia will implement health protocols by using masks and maintaining their distance.